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In 1765, the British Parliament needed money for the French and Indian War , and passed a Law called the Stamp Act . This law said that colonists had to buy stamps for legal papers, newspapers , and even playing cards , as other British people did. The money from the stamps went to the King. The colonies did not follow this law. The colonies kept refusing to do what the King wanted. The Boston Tea Party and Boston Massacre caused people to become more angry about the situation. The British sent more soldiers (Red Coats) to keep control of the colonies and they sometimes had to fight. In 1774, the British passed the Intolerable Acts .