The Revolutionary War
April 19, 1775 - September 3, 1783
The primary cause of the Revolutionary War was the Americans' resistance to taxes being imposed by British Parliament. Many claimed that these taxes were unconstitutional and, therefore boycotted. These boycotts ultimately resulted in the destruction of a shipment of British tea (the Boston Tea Party) which further escalated the tensions.
Here is a video about the Boston Tea Party that I found on Vimeo...
The Boston Tea Party