Proclamation of 1763
Declared that the colonists were not to settle west of the Appalachian Mountains and anyone already settled there was to move.
1764: Tax on molasses which replaced an earlier, higher tax, but was seen as an insult to the colonists. Rather than pay, they began to smuggle molasses. Intended to pay for the French and
1765: Tax on legal documents, such as wills, diplomas and marriage papers, almanacs, cards and dice.
Tax on glass, paper, lead, paint, tea.
1770: Colonists outside of a British customs house shout insults and throw objects at the Redcoats guarding the facility. As the crowd grew, the guards panicked and fired their guns, killing 5 men. Precursor to the war.
1773: Act allowing British tea companies to sell directly to the colonists. Angered them because they felt that American tea merchants were cut out of the trade loop.
Lexington and Concord
First battle of the Rev. War. Minutemen waiting for British, ambushed them and won the battle! Start of a long war.