By 1775, there were seroius disagreements between the British colonies and the British government. No colonists could be elected to the British Parliament in London. Yet, the Parliament passed many taxes that the colonists had to pay. Colonists called this taxation without representation.
The British believed that they had every right to tax the colonists. After all, they had paid to defend the colonies in the French and Indian War. The American colonists did not like the British government to interfere in their lives. The government did not understand colonial life or the hardships brought about by heavy taxation. But, instead of giving the colonists more independence, the British government passed more laws. War broke out.The thirteen colonies successfully revolted against the British, and the United States of America was born.