The Townshend Acts
Opposed as "Taxation without representation" by most colonists
The Boston Massacre
A deadly riot between colonists and British troops stationed in Boston.
The Intolerable Acts
These acts (laws) united the colonies against Britain.
Clashes at Lexington and Concord proved
Americans were willing to fight for the right to govern themselves.
Tax Collector Punished by Colonists
Boston Tea Party
Patriots dress up as Mohawk Indians and dump 90,000 lbs of tea into Boston's Harbor to protest the tax (duties) on tea.
engraved a picture of five coffins representing the 5 people who died at the Boston Massacre
Those who wanted to govern themselves; free from British control.