George Grenville created the Sugar Act of 1764 to replace the Molasses Act of 1733. This act created a tax on molasses exported from France. This made Americans angry and forced them to start smuggling and bribing.
The Stamp Act was the first Act to be passed in the colonies by Britain. This act is what caused the colonist to start boycotting British goods and trade.
Americans Boycott British Goods
After the Stamp Act Americans protested the Act because they felt it was unnecessary.
Quartering Act is created
November 13, 1765
An Act passed by Parliament that allowed soldiers to live in citizens homes. This meant that a lot of Americans could not tolerate the British army and rose tension between them.
Second American Boycott
After The Townshend Act was created merchants in the colonies decided to boycott British goods. This makes American realize that they have the strength and ability to be rid of the British.
March 5, 1770
In the small town of Boston, Some British soldiers fired into a crowd of civilians killing five people. This shocked the people of America and only worsened their feelings toward the British.
Tea Act is created
This Act made the British East India Company the only tea company to sell tea in the colonies. It also placed a tax on tea in the colonies. This Act was the tipping point for the colonist and is what caused the Boston Tea Party.
Boston Tea Party
December 16, 1773
The Sons of Liberty dressed up as Indians and boarded ships belonging to the East India Company and dumped 342 chests full of tea into the Boston harbor. This moment was the tipping for the British and the Americans and is what sparked a war.
First Continental Congress
September 5, 1774 - October 26, 1774
Met in Carpenter's Hall in Philadelphia to discuss what they should do about the heavy taxation and British rule on the colonies. Almost every single colony sent delegates, some of them are John Adams, Samuel Adams, and John jay,
Second Continental Congress
In this congress, the Continental Army was created due to the rising tensions with the British and the Boston Massacre. The leader of the army was George Washington. This congress was also used to try to appeal to Britain but after the Boston Massacre Britain refused.