If your going toforce us to do something, we are boycotting!
1767 Townshend Act
Refined sugar and certain other imports were taxed to raise funds for Britain and to end smuggling. This made colonists speak out against taxation from the British.
1773 Tea Act
Britain made this act to pay off Britain’s war debts. This made colonial leaders call for boycott of British goods.
1773 Boston Tea Party
Britain made this act to collect duties on glass, lead, paints, paper, and tea; to prevent smuggling of goods within colonies. The colonists continued to use protest and boycotts until Britain agreed to lift all taxes except the ones on tea.
1774 Coercive Acts (Intolerable Acts)
We should do that.
Britain made this act to give British-owned East India Company an advantage over other tea importers. Colonists had to buy tea from the East India Company. Colonial tea merchants lost business. This led to the Boston Tea Party.
A group of angry colonists disguised as Native Americans dumped 342 chests of tea into the water. The colonists were successful in sending a message to Britain when they dumped the tea into the water.
Britain made this act to punish Massachusetts colonists for resisting British authority. Colonies banded together. Leaders came to discuss what the next step should be.