The American Revolution is a major part of civics. But not one event was the actual cause of the revolution. It was, instead, a series of events. Essentially, it all began as a disagreement over the way Great Britain treated the colonies versus the way the colonies felt they should be hated. Americans felt they deserved all the rights ofEnglishmen. The British, on the other hand, felt that the colonies were created to be used in the way that best suited the crown and parliament. This conflict is embodied in one of the rallying cries of the American Revolution: No Taxation Without Representation. The laws and taxes imposed by the British on the 13 colonies included the Sugar and the Stamp Act, Navigation Acts, Wool Act, Hat Act, the Proclamation of 1763, the Quartering Act, Townshend Acts and the Coercive Intolerable Acts. All these acts were imposed by the British. The Taxes in the Colonies led to anger, dissension and eventually rebellion in Colonial America. The colonists were hirious. Many colonists felt that they should not pay these taxes, because they were passed in England by Parliament, not by their own colonial governments. They protested, saying that these taxes violated their rights as British citizens. The colonists started to resist by boycotting, or not buying, British goods. In 1773 some colonists in Boston, Massachusetts demonstrated their frustration by dressing up like Indians, sneaking onto ships in the harbor, and dumping imported tea into the water. This was called the Boston Tea Party. On September 5, I774, delegates from each of the 13 colonies except for Georgia (which was fighting a Native-American uprising and was dependent on the British for military supplies) met in Philadelphia as the First Continental Congress to organize colonial resistance to Parliament’s Coercive Acts. It succeeded. The Second Congress managed the Colonial war effort and moved incrementally towards independence, adapting the United States Declaration of Independence on JUI)’ 4, 1776, The First and Seconded Continental Congress both succeeded.