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The first shots were fired between the British and American troops. The site of the "shot heard 'round the world".
Paul Revere and William Dawes rode through the countryside warning the American colonists that "The British are Coming".
56 delegates from 12 colonies met in Philadelphia to discuss response to the Intolerable Acts. They declared that colonists should have the same rights as Englishmen.
A group of American colonists, calling themselves the Sons of Liberty, dressed as Native Americans, boarded British ships, and dumped 342 crates of tea into the Boston Harbor to protest the tax on tea.http://www.pbs.org/ktca/liberty/chronicle_boston1774.html
The shooting of 5 colonists by British troops. The British opened fire after things were thrown at them- possibly rocks or snowballs.
Laws passed taxing colonists on glass, lead, paint, paper, and tea.
British impose a direct tax on the colonists on stamps, which affected anything printed or written on paper.
British put a tax on wine, sugar, and other important items as a way for the colonists to repay the English for their support in the French and Indian War.
The colonists (including George Washington) fought with the British against the French and Indians over possession of lands in the New World