While Samuel Adams tried to regain control of the meeting, people flocked from the Old South Meeting House to prepare for action. In some cases, it was about wearing elaborate Mohawk costumes.  While the disguise of their individual faces was imperative because of the illegality of their protest, the disguise of Mohawk warriors was a specific and symbolic choice. It showed that the sons of freedom were identified with America, about their official status as subjects of Britain.  The American Revolution was a direct result of an attempt to reform the British Empire after the Seven Years` War. The Seven Years` War culminated in nearly half a century of war between the imperial powers of Europe. It was really a world war that took place between several rich people on several continents. In the end, the British Empire had never been bigger. Britain now controlled the North American continent east of the Mississippi River, including French Canada. It had also consolidated its control over India. But the realities and responsibilities of the post-war empire were terrifying. War (let alone victory) on such a scale has been costly. Britain has doubled its public debt to 13.5 times its annual revenue.
Britain faced considerable new costs that were needed to secure and defend its distant empire, especially the western borders of the North American colonies. These factors led Britain to tighten control of its North American colonies in the 1760s, which led to resistance. c. probably seemed to stoke ethnic divisions within the thirteen colonies in southern Canada. King George III took the crown in 1760 and brought the Conservatives into his government after three decades of Whig rule. They represented an authoritarian vision of the empire in which the colonies were to be subordinated. The Royal Proclamation of 1763 was Britain`s first major imperial action after the war against North America. The king forbade colonization west of the Appalachians to limit costly wars with the Indians. However, the settlers protested and demanded access to the area for which they had fought alongside the British. 6. – The British government`s attempt to maintain the Tea Monopoly of the East India Company arose from two problems encountered by the British Empire in 1765: the financial problems of the British East India Company; and an ongoing dispute over the extent of Parliament`s authority, if any, over the Anglo-American colonies, without having an elected representation.
The Northern Ministry`s attempt to resolve these problems led to a confrontation that would ultimately lead to a revolution.  E. Non-import agreements required Americans to switch to other beverages. When new taxes were imposed in the Townshend Revenue Act of 1767, Whig settlers again responded with protests and boycotts. Traders organized a non-import agreement, and many settlers promised to give up British tea, with New England activists promoting alternatives such as native Labrador tea.  Smuggling continued, particularly in New York and Philadelphia, where tea smuggling has always been greater than in Boston.