Chapter 5 pg 174 "What key events marked the move toward American independence?"
The American independence movement is effected by the British. First, British troops starts to guard the towns and the British made several Acts included Tea Act and Intolerable Act which violated the rights of colonies. Since the British actions cause the colonists angry, The colonists started to resistance the British Kingdom. Patrick Henry's speech "Give me liberty, or give me death!" (1775) is credited with convincing the Virginia House of Burgesses to approve military force; so are the other colonies. Even many colonist did not seek independence at first, the speech produced the continental association. It is the first sign of the beginning of the United States. From then, the war between American colonies and British starts.