I know not what, unless it were the prophet of Tippecanoe, had turned my curiosity to inquiries after the metaphysical science of the Indians, their ecclesiastical establishments, and theological theories; but your letter, written with all the accuracy, perspicuity, and elegance of your youth and middle age, as it has given me great satisfaction, deserves my best thanks. As I have never aimed at making any collection of books upon this subject, I have none of those you have abridged in so concise a manner. Lafitau, Adair, and De Bry were known to me only by name.
Colonists condemned the tax because their rights as Englishmen protected them from being taxed by a Parliament in which they had no elected representatives. The seizure of the sloop Liberty in on suspicions of smuggling triggered a riot.
In response, British troops occupied Boston, and Parliament threatened to extradite colonists to face trial in England. Parliament then repealed all taxes except the one on tea, passing the Tea Act inattempting to force colonists to buy East India Company tea on which the Townshend duties were paid, thus implicitly agreeing to Parliamentary supremacy.
The landing of the tea was resisted in all colonies, but the governor of Massachusetts permitted British tea ships to remain in Boston Harbor. So, the Sons of Liberty destroyed the tea chests, an incident that later became known as the " Boston Tea Party ".
Additionally, the royal governor was granted powers to undermine local democracy. Meanwhile, representatives from twelve colonies   convened the First Continental Congress to respond to the crisis.
The Congress narrowly rejected a proposal to create an American parliament to act in concert with the British Parliament; instead, they passed a compact declaring a trade boycott against Britain.
Init declared Massachusetts to be in a state of rebellion and enforced a blockade of the colony. These increasing tensions led to a mutual scramble for ordnance and pushed the colonies toward open war.
Overnight, the local militia converged on and laid siege to Boston.
Washington then moved his army to New York. They continued in at Canso and then a land assault on Fort Cumberland.
The British marching to Concord Meanwhile, British officials in Quebec began lobbying Indian tribes to support them,  while the Americans urged them to maintain their neutrality. Quebec had a largely Francophone population and had been under British rule for only 12 years,  and the Americans expected that they would welcome being liberated from the British.
On October 11, the British defeated the American squadronforcing them to withdraw to Ticonderoga and ending the campaign.
The invasion cost the Patriots their support in British public opinion,  while aggressive anti-Loyalist policies diluted Canadian support. Subsequent negotiations broke down, so Dunmore ordered the ships to destroy the town.
Olive Branch Petition and United States Declaration of Independence After fighting began, Congress launched a final attempt to avert warwhich Parliament rejected as insincere. Patriots followed independence with the Test Laws, requiring residents to swear allegiance to the state in which they lived,  intending to root out neutrals or opponents to independence.
Failure to do so meant possible imprisonment, exile, or even death. States later prevented Loyalists from collecting any debts that they were owed.
Due to poor military intelligenceWashington split his army to positions on Manhattan Island and across the East River in western Long Island and an informal attempt to negotiate peace was rejected by the Americans. Howe restrained his subordinates from pursuit, opting to besiege Washington instead., Billie.
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