In 1773 a group of colonists dressed like Native Americans boarded three ships and threw the ships contents in to the water. They did this because the British passed The Tea Act which they saw as a sign of losing freedom.
On March 23rd 1775 things started to pick up a man named Patrick Henry gave his "Give me liberty or give me death" speech he did this to rouse support for revolution.
The first battle of the revolution was the Battle of Lexington. It was called "The shot heard round the world" since it started the revolution. General Thomas Gage of the British sent around 200 men to take it. in the end the British won over the cities with few casualties