Watch the British woman define the American Revolution and attendant American War of Independence.
Usually this period begins in 1775, with said war, but I think there's a lot of scope for including articles leading up to it. That would fit in nicely with ending the US Colonial Period in 1763. It would also take us from the beginning of the trouble - the end of the Seven Years War - as none of these eras begin or end in a vacuum.
So here is my very British-centric interpretation for this period of Criminal Acts of Abuse Against Cups of Tea.
The French had attempted to take American colonies to add to their Canadian territories. The British navy sailed over there and, along with 25,000 militia raised in the colonies, saw them off. The war was very expensive and so was the aftermath.
The bill for all of this landed mostly on the British people. Riots and protests ensued, as they pointed out, quite rightly, that the actual beneficiaries (the Americans) were only paying a fraction of the costs. So the order went out to raise the taxes in the colonies.
Despite the fact that these increases were still disproportionately tiny compared to what was being asked of their British counterparts, the American representatives refused. They mostly just didn't want to pay, but it all emerged in the much more media friendly, 'No taxation without representation'.
This blithely ignored the fact that hardly anyone footing the bill in Britain could vote either. Indignation back home caused the British government to pour oil on the fire in America. Loads of draconian laws turned the grumblings of free-loaders into a fully fledged War of Independence.
Amongst the most famous and heinous of events, millions of pounds worth of tea was tipped into Boston Harbor. To add insult to injury, those revolutionary Americans DID NOT then boil up the water in the harbor, add sugar and milk, then drink it.
It could have been the world's biggest teapot, but no, the tea was spoiled. And the British were still left paying the bill for the Seven Years War. But we're not bitter.
Didn't happen like that, Americans? Then write some articles for Wizzley in this category to teach me how wrong I am!