The Path to the American Revolution

What the colonists did to begin to earn their freedom

The Road to a New Beggining

The colonists did so much in order to begin to gain their freedom from Britain. The British would impose a new Act or Law which would be unjust and unfair. The colonists would gather together as one and fight back. They fought back in many ways. Some responded with simple things like boycotts. When the Stamp Act was imposed, colonists refused to buy any paper whatsoever. Other times, colonists would respond with violence. After the Tea Act, colonists, including the notorious Sons of Liberty, went to Boston Harbor and dumped 90,000 pounds (45 tons) of tea into the Boston Harbor in rebellion. At other times, delegates met in a council, known as the First and Second Continental Congress, to discuss the rights of the colonies.