In 1764 parliament lessened the tax on sugar in attempts to reduce smuggling sugar. The colonists liked the lessening of the taxes, however the smuggling kept happening.
The Sugar Act
The stamp act happened in 1765. The English made it so that all paper had to come from England. All documents had to use English stamps. The colonies rebelled against the new laws.
The Stamp Act
The Quartering Act happened from 1765-1774. The British helped the colonies, the British thought that the debt should be paid by paying the soldiers and feeding them. The soldiers also stayed in the colonist's homes.
The Quartering Act
The new Prime Minister comes into power. He believes that the colonies should help pay for the country's debt. He puts taxes on Paper, Glass, Tea, and Paint. In the beginning, the colonies didn't care. It wasn't until the writing of John Dickenson that the colonies started to get angry. The British took away all of the taxes except for tea taxes.
The Townshend acts
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