The 1770s in the New World was known for one great and historical American event: The American Revolution. American Colonists rebelled against Great Britain because of unfair ruling. The Colonists felt that because they were basically a separate nation away from Great Britain, that they as colonists have the right to rule themselves. The were paying taxes for wars that the British were fighting, not the Colonists. They were subjected to British laws, yet they most of the Colonists weren’t even born in Great Britain. The Colonists rebelled that led to conflicts such as The Boston Massacre and The Townshend Acts. Along with numerous other clashes with Britain, sparked the American Revolution.