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BRITISH ACTIONS AND COLONIAL REACTIONS
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Colonists began to protest "taxation without representation", and organized a new boycott of imported goods.
British Action: Townshend Acts
Britain began to tax specific colonial imports, and stationed troops at colonial ports to protect the customs officers.
British Action: Boston Massacre
British troops in Boston are harrassed by a mob, and the troops fire into the crowd, resulting in the deaths of five colonists.
Colonists were outraged by the British actions that had taken place in Boston. Colonists were so furious they published an engraving, calling the event in Boston a massacre.
Colonists responded to the Stamp Act by harassing stamp distributors, boycotting british goods, and developing the Declaration of Rights and Grievances.
British Action: Stamp Act
Britain passed the Stamp Act, which forced colonists to purchase specialized stamps that proved they had paid their taxes.
British Action: Tea Act of 1773
The British had given the East India Company special concessions in the colonial tea business, and blocked colonial tea merchants.
The colonists protested the Tea Act by dumping 18,000 pounds of East India company's tea into the Boston Harbor.
British Action: Intolerable Acts
King George III shuts down the Boston Harbor and quarters troops.
Colonists develop the First Continental Congress and write up a declaration of colonial rights.
British Action: Lexington and Concord
General Gage orders troops to march to Concord and take colonial weapons.
Minutemen intercept the British, and fight at both Lexington and Concord.