Now I got no where to stay, guess ill be sticking to the streets for a bit longer.
As anger over the Stamp Act began to fade, Americans noticed another law passed by Parliament in 1765.Called the Quartering Act, this law ordered colonial assemblies to provide British troops with quarters, or housing.
Of course, providing for the soldiers cost money. New Jersey protested that the new law was “as much an Act for laying taxes” on the colonists as the Stamp Act. New Yorkers asked why they should pay to keep troops in their colony.
In 1767, the New York assembly decided not to approve any funds for “salt, vinegar and liquor” for the troops. In retaliation, the British government refused to let the assembly meet until it agreed to obey the Quartering Act.