In 1765 the British Parliament began taxing Americans.
First the British tried to tax newspapers, then they put a tax on tea, cloth, and other supplies from England. Colonial women and men were so angry at the extra charges that they refused to buy British goods.
The women brewed their own “liberty teas” from herbs and held patriotic spinning bees to make their own fabric.
Just as men, calling themselves Sons of Liberty, formed secret societies to press for freedom from British laws, women organized their own protest groups, known as Daughters of Liberty.
In addition to urging women not to buy British products, especially tea, the protesters put up posters declaring the colonists’ right to liberty and signed petitions against unfair British taxes.