The French and Indian War
War between France and Britain over land. Britain won.
The Sugar Act
colonists had to pay a tax on goods like sugar and molasses
Colonists were taxed on all printed materials.
The Quartering Act
British soldiers were sent to the colonies and colonists had to feed them and give them a place to stay.
The Townshend Act
colonists were taxed on all imported goods
The Boston Massacre
colonists were attacked and killed by the British soldiers
The Boston Tea Party
Colonists dressed as Native Americans, went onto ships, and dumped te into the ocean to protest the tea tax.
The Continental Congress
Delegates or representatives from each of the 13 colonies met in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Declaration of Independence
Written by Thomas Jefferson- it was a document or paper stating that the colonists wanted to be free of England's rule.
colonists who could be ready at a minute's notice to fight (the colonial army)
people who supported the colonists. They wanted to be free from England's (the king's) rule.
People living in the colonies but they supported the king of England
"No taxation without representation"
The colonists were angry because they were being taxed by Britain and they had no say in the British government making laws for the colonists
The army from Britain