Sugar Act (1764)
It is April 5th 1764, and you have encountered your first challenge. The British have passed something called the Sugar Act. This act is forcing you and everyone else in America to pay a 3 cent tax on sugar. It also increased taxes on coffee, indigo, and wine/ The British government did not ask permission from the colonists to do this. Most colonists were angry that the British Government took action without permission. They didn't like that they were being controlled by the British.