The Declaration Of Independence Is a document adopted my the Continental Congress on July 4 1776, which announced that the thirteen colonies where now independent states. This document was written by Thomas Jefferson.
These acts were passed by British parliament. It closed Boston harbor, it dissolved colonial governments, allowed British officers or troops accused of crimes to be put on trial in England instead of the colonies, it also forced colonists to house British troops.
The Sons Of Liberty were started in Boston, Massachusetts in protest of the Stamp Act of 1765. The Sons of Liberty also opposed the Townshend Acts, the Tea Tax, and any form of "Taxation without Representation".