The French and Indian War was a battle over the Ohio river valley between the British and the French. It was ended with a French peace treaty.
The Stamp Act taxed colonists on legal documents, licenses, newspapers, and other publications. It was taxed on so many paper products that even playing cards were taxed.
The Townshend Acts taxed even more items including paper, paint, lead, tea, and glass. It took away a lot of freedom the colonists had.
The Boston Massacre was when the British army fired into a crowd of protesting Patriots. It killed 5 Patriots.
The Boston Tea Party as when colonists protested against a tax on tea. 92,000 pounds of tea were dumped from the East India Tea company. It costed the British a lot of money.
The Intolerable Acts are also known as the Coercive Acts. Thy were known as the Boston Port Act, the Quartering Act, the Massachusetts Government Act, and the Administration of Justice Act.
In response to the Coercive Acts, the Committees of Correspondence called the first Continental Congress in Philadelphia. 56 Delegates represented all the colonies except for Georgia.
Paul Revere rode on the night of April 18th, 1775 to alarm the people of Lexington and Concord that the British were attacking. In the battles around 90 Americans were lost.
This battle was fought over a hill that could be used in war for tactic. This battle showed the Americans that Patriotic dedication could overcome the British rule.
Thomas Paine wrote a pamphlet about why independence is crucial in an understandable manner.