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A colony is an area or land that is under the control of another country. These were the 13 colonies. The 13 colonies where located on the east coast of the United States.
The British government wanted to tax the colonist because of the fact that after being in war with France, Britain was in major dept. Colonist were furious and refused to pay any taxes.
NO TAXATION WITHOUT REPRESENTATION
The phrase meant that the colonist did not want to get taxed unless they had a representative in Parliament.
The Boston Massacre was when about 10 people were killed by soldiers. This happened because protesters were arguing which turned into a riot and soldiers began to fire. There was a fusillade between the two.
The Boston Tea party happened on Dec. 16 1773. It was a protest toward the British. Sons of Liberty, who were brave people who stood up to the British, threw out the tea to show they dont accept the tea tax. They were dressed as Native Americans and had help from colonist protesters.
The British were unfair to the colonist and taxed them for everything. This drove the colonist crazy and pushed people off the edge which led to fights/war. The British soldiers and the colonist hated each other. Colonist got more furious when the British didn't give them a say in Parliament. This led the colonist to defend themselves which resulted in the Revolutionary War.
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