In 1765 Parliament passed the Quartering Act that said the colonists needed to find or pay for lodging for British soldiers stationed in America. Britain also needed money to pay for its war debts. The King and Parliament believed they had the right to tax the colonies.
Moreover, why did America leave Great Britain?
The American colonies chose to declare independence from Great Britain for many reasons. They believed the British were treating the colonists unfairly. The British passed many tax laws that impacted the colonists. The colonists had no representatives in Parliament to vote on or discuss these laws.
Why did we break away from Great Britain?
Parliment began to tax the colonists. Parliament refused to give the colonists representatives in the government so the thirteen colonies decided that they would break away from Britain and start their own country, The United States of America. This picutre shows the authors of the Declaration of Independence.
When did we separate from Great Britain?
By issuing the Declaration of Independence, adopted by the Continental Congress on July 4, 1776, the 13 American colonies severed their political connections to Great Britain. The Declaration summarized the colonists' motivations for seeking independence.