The 1765 Stamp Act required colonists to pay a tax (in the form of a stamp) on printed documents, various licenses, and other goods.
Colonists rebelled and terrorized British tax collectors.
The American Revolution.
The Townshend Act of 1767 authorized Parliament to issue taxes on in-demand imports such as glass, lead, paint, paper and tea.
British soldiers had to be brought into Boston to prevent an uprising.
Tension over the presence of British troops in Boston led to the Boston Massacre
The first episode which resulted in the loss of life. Four Bostonians were killed when Redcoats fired into an angry mob.