The King has declared that we can no longer go west!
That can't be true!
The Quartering Act 1765
They were sent to control, not to protect.
I don't trust these soldiers...
Boston Massacre 1770
We don't want you here!
Go back to Britain!
Get out of here!
The King of Britain proclaimed that the land the colonists helped fight for in the Indian War was no longer accessible to them. This made the colonists angry because the land they felt that they rightfully earned was unfairly taken away.
Boston Tea Party 1773
In order to protect the colonists from attacks from the Indians, Britain sent many soldiers over to them. This made the colonists suspicious and think the soldiers were sent to control them instead of protect them.
First Continental Congress 1774
While arguing with colonists, a British soldier fired their gun at the crowd, which resulted in 5 colonists being killed. This made the colonists angry because they don't want the soldiers to be there in the first place, but now they are killing the ones that they are supposed to be protecting.
Lexington and Concord 1775
England forced the colonists to only buy tea from them. In retaliation, the colonists dumped a million dollars worth of tea into the Boston Harbor. This event made the colonists angry because they felt as if their freedom of buying and drinking whatever they wanted was being threatened.
The colonists decided to go directly to Parliament to explain how they felt about the way England was treating them and how they could fix their relationship. This event did not make the colonists mad; instead, it brought them together.
Please listen to what we have to say...
Instead of coming to an agreement with the colonists, Parliament rejects all of the suggestions from the First Continental Congress. This made the colonists even angrier than before, as they felt that Britain was unable to listen to anything they said. They were angry to the point where they decide that this is the time to attack the British troops marching to Lexington and Concord.