Sugar Act

Sugar Act

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  • Due to the expenses of the French and Indian War they we were forced to pay in full, we need help to earn money back for Britain. Due to this, we are going to take all international imports of foreign sugar from everywhere but the British West Indies so you have to by from the British and all other sales are punishable
  • Since the Sugar Act is not raising enough money for Britain and people are now smuggling sugar, we are going to place a taxation on all paper goods and printed materials such as newspapers that had to be printed. This is a mandatory act that must be followed. Ship's papers, legal documents, licenses, newspapers, other publications, and even playing cards will be taxed.
  • British Parliament will now pass the Tea Act in an attempt to save the struggling company. This  act gave the company the freedom to ship its tea directly to the colonies without first landing it in England and commission agents with the exclusive right to sell tea in the colonies
  • Intolerable ActsWe are implementing new Acts which are the Intolerable Acts. These acts were draconian legislation that were enacted after the Boston Tea Party by the British Parliament in 1774. The laws was intended to punish the settlers of Massachusetts for their opposition in the Tea Party movement in reaction to British tax reforms to the detriment of colonial products
  • In 1774, in reaction to the Coercive Acts, the First Continental Congress, made up of delegates from the colonies, faced a series of measures levied on the colonies by the British government in response to their resistance to new taxes
  • We are going to implement new acts which are the Townshend Acts The Townshend Acts were a series of laws passed on the American colonies by the British government in 1767. They levied new taxes and took several liberties from the colonists, including: new taxes on paper, paint, lead, glass and tea imports
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