The American Revolution

Conflict in America

After the French and Indian War the British began to tax the colonists with various taxes starting with sugar, the stamp act, and then tea. Once the colonists had been taxed for Tea they became infuriated. The Sons of Liberty gathered together to come up with a plan to protest against the tea taxes. They decided to dress up as Indians, to keep their identities hidden, and went on the British ships and threw the tea into the harbor. This response by the colonists led to the intolerable acts.