Road to Revolution
by Jim Holland
French & Indian War
Britain battled France and Native Indians and won. Many colonists fought with the British. Britain won the right to keep Canada and other territories.
April 5, 1764
Britain imposed a three-cent tax on foreign refined sugar and increased taxes on coffee, indigo, and certain kinds of wine without the colonists’ consent.
March 22, 176
This was the first direct British tax on American colonists. Every newspaper, pamphlet, and other public and legal document had to have a Stamp, or British seal, on it. Colonists protested with demonstrations. “Sons of Liberty” were formed out of this. This act was later repealed.