Growing Tensions Between the Colonists and Britain
The Quartering Act
The Stamp Act
Hayden MalmrosIn the 1750s and !760s, the French and Indian War occured. It left Britain with debt issues, and more territories to defend. To make a solutions, the British government passed laws, that were named Acts. The colonists were angry when the Acts forced them to pay taxes, and ordered them to do much more that they weren't happy about.
The Boston Massacre
After the French and Indian War, the Colonists were forced to pay and provide neccesities for the British. This was called The Quatering Act because it forced the Colonists to pay quarter for British. Both the British and Colonists were angry and hated eachother, along with the law itself. British wanted to be with their families and the Colonist didn't want to pay and share with a stranger.
The Boston Tea Party
Britain needed to pay its debts and pay for soldiers who were left in America after the French and Indian War. The Parliament passed a law called The Stamp act, which ordered colinists to pay taxes on every printed paper. To prove the taxes were paid, the had to show a large blue stamp on each printed paper too.
The Intolerable Acts
The Colonists were angry that British Soldiers were living in the same place as them. They Colonists threw ice chunks , stones and snowballs at the soldiers. Captain Preston said not to fire their gones, but on soldeir thought he heard an order to fire, and did so. The other Soldiers did the same after panicking. Five people died, and 6 were left injured. It was the death of people who weren't able to defend themself.
Britain's government eliminated all taxes that were unpopular, except for taxes for tea. The colonists loved there tea. However, they wouldn't buy it because of The Tea Act in 1773. The Act said colonists were forced to only buy tea from one company, the British East India Company. The Colonists protested by dressing up as Native Americans and dumping loose tea into the Boston Harbor.
Parliament decided to pass many new laws for the colonists punishment. The laws were harsh, but the colonists refused to tolerate them. That's why they called the Laws the Intolerable Acts. The laws ordered the Boston Harbor to close, until the colonists paid for the lost tea. Colonists were struggling to make a living and survive.