Britain wanted to tax the colonists for the 7 Years War with the French and Indians.
‘No Taxation without Representation’ and the Sons of Liberty (attacked collectors).
The Navigation Acts (American exports had to go to Britain and on British ships.
The Boston Massacre (5 demonstrators shot by British soldiers)
The Boston Tea Party
British killed 8 in Lexington on their way to get arms in Concorde. But Paul Revere had warned the Americans and they ambushed and shot 273.
The Continental Congress made Washington commander-in-chief and passed the Declaration of Independence.
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