British Actions 1. Navigation ActsColonists could only ship certain products to G.B. and a duty was placed on them (tax). 2. French and Indian War over North America was expensive. Greenville demanded that colonists help with costs. Colonists Reactions 1.Colonists were not really hurt and they would smuggle goods. 2. G.B. looked for sources to pay off their debt from the war. (Colonists) 3. Britain passes the Stamp Act, a direct tax, that required all printed materials have a stamp that showed that a tax had been paid. 3. Colonists boycott British goods and later formed the Stamp Act Congress. “No taxation without representation!” 4. More taxes and 4. Troops were harassed and sent troops to shots were fired leading to 5 support the governor deaths. Known as the in Boston Boston Massacre 5. Taxed tea 5. Boston Tea Party 6. Intolerable Acts- Closed 6. First Continental Boston Harbor and took awayCongress- first time leaders from different colonies met colonists rights to self face to face. govern. Thomas Paine wrote Common Sense which called for the colonists to break away from G.B. Battles breakout between the colonists and the Redcoats (British soldiers). Thomas Jefferson writes the Declaration of Independence, colonists win war. 1st government was Articles of Confederation. Constitution of the United States was written, government becomes a representative government and is a Federal government.