A tax on lead, glass, paper, paint, and tea.
Protest against all of the acts.Known back then as Bloody Massacre. The day after, Britain repeals the Townshend Acts
Even though Britain repealed the Townshend act, they left a tax on tea. They could only buy tea from one company.
Colonists dress up as Indians and go onto the ships and dumped all of the crates of tea into the water.
Series of different laws that effected Boston, Massachusetts.
-shut down harbors(people lost jobs)
-suspend Massachusetts Assembly
The colonists rebel against Britain by boycotting all British trade. Georgia didn't join because they were too far away.
Britain came to find the warehouse that the colonists hid weapons. When they find it empty, they march back to Boston, and the colonists killed about 200 British soldiers.
They formed a continental army and printed money to pay the soldiers. It was the first government in the U.S.
The colonists have to leave because they ran out of ammunition. The British won the battle because they left.
An open letter to King George lll saying if you back off all of these taxes and acts we will stop fighting and trade again. When he receives it, he just throws it away.
Written by Thomas Payne saying to declare independence from Britain.
Thomas Jefferson wrote it to declare independence. After two weeks, it was voted on and they then declared themselves independent.