Here are some one liners...
Granville Sharp Frees the Slaves -- Mr. Sharp is a little nutty. He thinks he can free the slaves on English soil if he finds the right case to bring to court, and it works! BTW, he also married a Miss Flat and they have several children named Doe, Ray, Me... you get the picture. I wish I was kidding.
The Pine Tree Riots -- The King starts cracking down on pine tree thieves... otherwise known as landowners who would like to use their own darn trees! It gets ugly.
The American Credit Crisis -- A lot of British goods are dumped into the American colonies, but the colonists are slow to buy and slow to pay. This causes the credit bubble to burst. By next year. Tea Party.