The French and Indian War took place between the American colonies and New France This war lasted from 1754 to 1763.
Causes of the Revolution
Prior to 1764, the British government had pretty much left the colonists alone to govern themselves n 1764, they began to impose new laws and taxes.
Many colonists began to protest against these new British taxes and laws This incident became known as the Boston Massacre.
The British decided that the colonies needed to be punished for the Boston Tea Party. They issued a number of new laws that the colonists called the Intolerable Acts.
In 1774, twelve of the thirteen colonies sent representatives to the First Continental Congress as a direct response to the Intolerable Acts They sent a petition to King George III to repeal the Intolerable Acts. They never got a response.
In 1775, British soldiers in Massachusetts were ordered to disarm the American rebels and to arrest their leaders