The French and Indian War was caused by a dispute regarding if the Ohio River belonged to Britain. The war put the French and natives up against the British and the colonists. Britain received massive territorial gains from the war.
The colonists were angered by having to pay taxes on British tea, so they dressed up as Native Americans, climbed aboard three British ships, and threw the tea in the ocean.
The Intolerable Acts
These acts were meant to punish the colonists for the Boston Tea Party. They allowed British commanders to house soldiers in private homes, as well as shutting down Boston harbor.