‘Rebellion in the colonies’ begins with the destruction of 92,586 pounds of tea in 1773—later knows as the Boston Tea Party—to prevent a payment of tax to the British Government. A Contintental Congress was called in 1774 with all colonies except Georgia in attendance. Would the colonies side with Boston? Or would they advise the Bostonians to pay for the tea and to stop being so troublesome? By the end of 1775, British authority in America had crumbled. During the fighting, neither side, rebel or British, had a clear end in sight. Was the aim reconciliation? Or subjugation? Or was it independence?