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In the two decades leading up to the Revolutionary war the way colonist felt about britain drastically changed. Less and less people wanted to stay loyal to the crown. Colonist didn't like the way they were being treated after the French and Indian war and that led to differences between england and America. Colonist weren't thinking about being on their own twenty years before the revolution, tensions rose quickly after the war they had and pulled them apart.
The war that came before the revolution was the war with the French and native americans the war that gave the British colonies all of their land. The land that they only let the colonist settle a small percentage of. Strike number one. Already they were restricting what they were allowed to do. Treating them as if they were children that had to be kept together and told what to do. Colonist didn't take well to this and started to dislike some of the decisions being made by the king. That was just one of many decisions that the king made that did not sit well with American colonist.
In the years following England laid on more and more tax that colonist never had to deal with before. Taxes on little things big things and more and more rules for the Americans to live by. Rules about where they could live who they could trade with and even putting taxes on almost of not everything they bought and sold. There were taxes on tea, all paper goods and taxes when they exported things. One of the crazy laws was that they could only trade on British ships. The British currency act said that colonist were not permitted to print their own paper money. With gold and silver running low that made it very difficult for the colonial people to make a living and pay for things. They already weren't making much especially when Britain had not reimbursed all the money that colonies put into the French war. They didn't even pay half of the money Virginia had to contribute to the war. Even after all these...