Go away frenchmen, the land is owned by British now!
Britain is poor
Let's tax the colonists! They should pay for the war as well!
My dear lord, we are in heavy debt right now.
The Stamp Act
We need to help each others.
The Stamp Act is too unfair! We need to do something!
French and Indian War lasted for 9 years. Eventually, English won the War against French and gain control of all North America east of the Mississippi. But was the war worth it?
Well, let's set taxes n imports.
Because William Pit puts tons of money into the war and Britain is now in heavy debt. King George think the colonists should pay for the war as well. And he started to tax the colonists
British are terrible!
You say that again?
In 1765, Britain passed the parliament that colonists have to get stamps on every document. People who obey the law were trialed. Colonists were mad. They started to protest together and held a meeting for 9 different colonies. Colonists finally decided to work together to fight against Britain.
The Tea Act
Dump them all!
In 1767, British parliament passed the Townshend Act in order to increase revenue from the colonists. They set taxes on imports such as glass, led, paper, even tea. Colonists started to boycott English goods.
The revenue is not enough.
British responded to colonists by enforcing the laws and stationing troops in Boston. In 1770, a conflict between British soldiers and colonists happened, which is the Boston Massacre.
In 1773, British Parliament passed the Tea Act which removed all the taxes but tea. This gave them the right to all the trade on tea. The protest against increased tea prices eventually lead to The Boston Tea Party which the colonists disguised themselves as Indians and dumped 15000 pounds of Tea into Boston harbor.