And the events leading up to the revolution.
The Stamp Act
Why did the British impose this tax?The British made this tax to help pay off the war debts they had from the french and indian war. They felt that because they won the war and protected the colonists they should help pay for the debts.
How did the Patriots react/feel? The colonists felt that this was unfair because they had no say in the tax. They did not necessarily care about paying taxes but they did want a say in the taxes. The colonists considered themselves British colonists and thought that British should not be taxing them without their representation. The colonists Started to protest by sending letters to the king asking him to politely consider their complaints. This did not help so the colonists kept protesting until the the king repealed the tax.