I learned about what was happening during the time that the British Parliament was taxing the colonies. Some of the most important things were people like Samuel Adams was the leader of the Sons of Liberty. One of the things I wanted to know that I found out was why Thomas Jefferson was the chosen one to write the Declaration of Independence. It turns out, he was one of the smartest people back then, he knew 7 languages!
Now I think thats cool, I don't even know languages like Spanish that is supposedly "easy". I was surprised to hear that Loyalists were invited to the 1st Continental Congress and the 2nd Continental Congress just so that they could say in what happened, because if all the Patriots wanted independence then, why would they invite a Loyalist? Or multiple, they would probably just try to throw things in that the British could take advantage of later on. I did know that people were boycotting things, but I didn't know they were smuggling, but if I think further about it, it was a lot harder to get caught stealing back then with no security cameras or high-tech things we have today.