I've learned that in the battle of Bunker Hill the British won by basically just wanting a victory and having will-power. Mercantilism rests on the belief that wealth was power. After the Seven years War, Britain held one of the worlds largest empires and the biggest debt ever known. In 1765 the Stamp Tax was enforced. People in England paid more for the Stamp Tax. In the year 1764 George Greenville secured from the parliament the Sugar Act, which was the first law passed by the Parliament to raise revenue for the town for the crown from Colonies. Colonial protest against the hated Stamp Tax took various forms. The Stamp Tax was repealed(which means to cancel or reverse.) in 1766. The Parliament then passed Declaraty Act reaffirming it's right "to bind" colonies "in all cases whatsoever." On March 5 1770 an epic clash erupted and then became known as The Boston Massacre. In the battle of Lexington and Concord the American's won by finding out the British were coming and then got prepared and won.
Some event's leading up to the Revolution are the proclamation of 1763. Which was when King George the third stated a proclamation that forbid colonial settlement west of the Appalachian Mountains... this meant that no colonial settlement was to happen west of the Appalachian Mountains from then on out.
The Boston Massacre on March 5, 1770. Which was when a squad of British soldiers came to support a sentry who was being charged by a heckling, snowballing crowd, let loose a rally of shots. Three people were killed immediately and two had died later because of their wounds. This was an epic event.
The Boston Tea Party on December 16, 1773. Which was when a protest against taxation came of... they were seeking to boost the troubled East India Company, British Parliament adjusted import duties with the passage of the Tea Act in 1773. Consignees in Charleston, New York, and Philadelphia rejected tea shipments, merchants in Boston refused to surrender to the Patriot pressure. This resulted to the night of December 16, 1773; Samuel Adams and the Sons of Liberty loaded three ships and headed to the Boston harbor and threw 342 chests of tea overboard. This resulted in the passage of the severe, threatening Acts in 1774, causing the two to become closer to war.
Adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776. Which was the people wanting their freedom... the result was them getting the petition signed.