The Stamp Tax Uproar
After the Seven Years' war, Britain held one of world's largest empires and the biggest debt. Thanks to this the in 1764 Britain passed the Sugar Act, the first law passed by parliament to raise revenue for the crown from the colonies. In 1765, resentment renewed when the quartering act required colonies to provide food and quarters for British troops. Also in 1765, the Stamp Tax, the mandated use of stamped or affixing of stamps which certified tax payment, was passed and this outraged the colonists.
The Townshend acts
The Townshend Act imposed a light import duty on glass, white lead, paper, paint, and tea. The Townshend Act was an indirect customs duty payable at colonial ports. The colonists refused any taxes without representation. The nonimportation agreements were renewed against Townshend acts, but the colonists took the light new tax less seriously. These events eventually led up to the Boston "massacre."
The Boston "Massacre"
On March 5, 1770 a clashed erupted which became known as the Boston Massacre. Both sides shared blame for the incident, but only two redcoats were found guilty. The supposed terrible Boston "Massacre" only killed 5 males and injured 6 others.
The Boston Tea Party
The Boston Tea Party happened because Britain made ships, filled with crates of tea, go to the colonies. The colonists saw this as an way the British are trying to trick them, because the tea sold at a very low price. The colonists got angry and tried to make the ships leave, which all but one did. The colonists decided to dump the crates into the water and this event became know as The Boston Tea Party.
Thanks to the Boston Tea Party, parliament passed a series of acts to punish colonists especially in Boston. One act was that the ports were closed until the damage was paid for, another restricted town meetings from happening.
The battle of Lexington
This battle was between Great Britain and the colonies, the reason for the battle was that the colonies were preparing for battle by training and producing weapons. No one knows fired the first shot but both sides responded, killing each other until finally the colonist retreated because they were being outnumbered by British troops.
The battle of Bunker Hill
The first important battle of the American Battle of Independence, Great Britain was trying to control the hills around Boston. The battle resulted in the defeat of the Colonial troops. The battle consisted of three assaults from Britain each one stronger than the one before.
The battle of white plains
The battle followed the escape of George Washington and his troops from Charleston at the battle of Sullivan. It was a difficult time for George Washington as his troops were returning to the families after the battle of Long Island. The battle resulted in the victory of the British.