There were many ways the colonists protested against the British between 1763-1775. One way the colonists protested was by disobeying laws. The Proclamation of 1763 prevented the colonists from moving west of the Appalachian Mountains. Some colonists went to this area despite the ban. The colonists also refused to follow the provisions of the Intolerable Acts in 1774.
Colonists protested against British actions by saying the British were violating their rights. The colonists believed the tax laws were illegal because they didn’t have representatives in Parliament who could vote for the Stamp Act and the Townshend Acts. They developed the phrase “No taxation without representation,” and they began to boycott British products until the taxes were removed. After the Townshend Acts were passed, the colonists also began to make their own products.
The colonists formed groups to organize protests and to keep the people throughout the colonies informed of events that were occurring. Groups like the Sons of Liberty and the Daughters of Liberty organized boycotts or made clothing or other products in the colonies so the colonists wouldn’t have to buy them from British merchants. The Sons of Liberty were also responsible for the Boston Tea Party. The committees of correspondence were able to spread news of events that were happening throughout the colonies.
The creation of the First and the Second Continental Congress gave the colonists a group that kind of acted as a form of government. The colonists eventually formed their own militias when events really deteriorated. In April 1775, the colonists and the British fought at the battles of Lexington and Concord. Eventually independence was discussed and declared with the writing and adopting of the Declaration of Independence in 1776.