The stamp act put a tax on paper products including legal documents, newspapers, ship's papers, licenses, and playing cards.
During a protest a group of British soldiers shot into the crowd killing five people.
56 representatives from every colony except Georgia were sent to Philadelphia in response the Intolerable Acts.
A pamphlet written by Thomas Paine to get more people to join the rebel cause. He used simple language so that everyone would be able to understand it.
When congress recommended that each colony should form their own government Thomas Jefferson wrote the Declaration of Independence.