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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.

Paul Revere

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.

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