What! We shouldn't have to pay extra for things we use everyday.
By: May Leasure
The Boston Massacre
The Quartering Act was when the soldiers would come to the colonists door and tell them they are going to be staying there for a little. The colonists could not say no to the soldiers so they had to let the soldiers live in their houses. The colonists or the slave that's working there had to cook and do other chores for the soldiers and did not get paid.
The Boston Tea Party
Do not damage anything else, only damage the tea.
After the war, the British needed money to pay its debts. In 1765 Parliament passed a new tax law called the Stamp Act. The Stamp Act was that the colonists had to pay their taxes on printed paper and to prove the tax was paid there had to be a blue stamp on the paper.
The Intolerable Act
These should not be laws.
The Boston Massacre happened when the soldiers and the colonists were not getting along. On March 5, 1770 some people started throwing stones and other things so the soldiers loaded their guns. Captain Preston said not to fire their guns but one soldier heard fire. After he fired his gun, 5 were laying dead or dying and 6 others were wounded.
The Boston Tea Party started when the British East India Company was losing a great deal of money so Parliament passed a law called the Tea Act. The colonists could only buy tea from the British East India Company. The colonists protested and refused to buy tea. On December 6, 1773 a group of people dressed as Native Americans, went on tea ships in Boston Harbor and dumped 90,000 pounds of loose tea into the water.
After the Boston Tea Party, Parliament punished the colonists and passed several new laws. The colonists could not tolerate these laws and that's how the Intolerable Act started. One law was the Boston Port Act. This closed Boston Harbor and trade ships could no longer enter or leave the harbor, along with that many workers lost their jobs. Throughout the colonies people promised to send food, money, and supplies to Boston. In September 1774, 12 leaders from the colonies gathered in Philadelphia to discuss the problems with Britain. This meeting was called the Continental Congress. They agreed to fight the Intolerable Act.