Describe some things the colonists did to rebel against the King of England.

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There were several things the colonists did to rebel against the King of England. When the Proclamation of 1763 was passed, preventing the colonists from moving west of the Appalachian Mountains, some colonists defied this law and went to this region.

The colonists refused to follow some of the British trade policies. For example, the colonists smuggled products from other countries into the colonies.

Another act of defiance was the protests that occurred when the Stamp Act and the Townshend Acts were passed. The colonists said the British were violating their rights because the colonists didn’t have representatives in Parliament that could speak about and vote on the proposed taxes. Thus, the colonists agreed to boycott British products. They also agreed, after the Townshend Acts were passed, to make their own products.

The colonists were upset with the Tea Act. They organized the Boston Tea Party to destroy some of the tea that was shipped into Boston Harbor. They also refused to obey the Intolerable Acts that were passed after the Boston Tea Party. The Intolerable Acts were passed to punish the colonists, especially those in Massachusetts, for the Boston Tea Party. The colonists began to form their own militias after the Intolerable Acts were passed.

The colonists used many actions to rebel against the rule of the British.

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