How did the American colonies transform themselves from loyal British subjects to a colony in rebellion in 12 yrs?
Economic issues/taxes- Stamp Act, 1765, taxed goods that were used by the colonies. The Declatory Act, 1766, allowed the British to make laws for the colonies and they then passed more taxing laws. Passed the Intolerable Acts in 1774 that were made to punish Massachusetts and strenghten the British hand.
Political Issues- the colonies wanted to govern themselves. Were tired of British rule. Practiced nonimportation as a way to boycott British Politics.