The Townshend Act of 1767 was passed by British Parliment but created by Charles Townshend. He created five acts . Benjamin Franklin had informed the British Parliament that the colonies intended to start manufacturing their own goods rather than paying duties on imports. These particular items were chosen for taxation, because Townshend thought they would be difficult things for the colonists to produce on their own. He estimated the duties would raise approximately 40,000 pounds, with most of the revenue coming from tea.
I Charles Townshend will greatly tax the colonists in America on their glass, lead, paint, paper, and tea. Hee Hee! Thanks to my Friend Ben Franklin for parliament about America colonist making their own goods.
I will start gathering all of my writings and send letters to protest against this madness!!! We will suceed John Dickinson, WE WILL SUCCEED!!!
Samuel; We will not stand for this!!!! We must do something about this!!!!
The letters will get to the Troops. I am afraid what might happen!!
I think I will create five different Acts; They will raise revenue, enforce compliance, and punish New York for not complying. this will establish a precedent that The British Parliament had the right to tax the colonies... I AM BRILLIANT!!!!!