He first attempt by British government to enforce law in the colonies.
Sugar and molasses are smuggled goods. British did this for revenue.
This a cost saving measure , and enforced measure.
A new act was passed to raise revenue.
Want to affect change peacefully. They didn't want to pay for something they didn't have to.
Their tactics and violence and intimidation.
Britain still has power over the colonies and can do what ever they want.
Taxed glass, lead, paint, tea. New York assembly suspended. It also allowed a solider to break into or search someone's house for illegal stuff.
9 soliders fought with a group of people and 5 colonists died.
The sons of liberty dressed up as Indians and dumped out all of the tea into the Boston harbor.
You can only buy tea from one company. This company was Dutch east India.
Banned fishing and no ships could come in or out of the harbor. Massachusetts colony taken over by the military. Any British officials accused of a crime in the colonies were shipped to Britain.
They boycotted all British trade.
70 men that have never fought before and they fought the British and lost.
Had to be ready to fight at all costs.
Form continental army, and decide to print money for soldiers.
They distracted the British so the colonists could hide their weapons.
had a continental army. They also decide to print money to pay the army.
The king sends more soldiers to America. The second continental congress try's to end revolution peacefully.