The Sugar Act
1764 -- This act is passed to raise money from the colonies for Britain.
The Stamp Act
1765 -- This act taxes newspapers, licenses, and colonial paper products.
The Boston Massacre
1770 -- British soldiers fire into a crowd of colonists, killing five men.
The Tea Act
1773 -- This act is passed, making British tea cheaper than colonial tea.
The Intolerable Acts
1774 -- Boston Harbor is closed, and British troops are quartered.