Chapter 10: Growing Tensions Between The Colonists and Britain
The Quartering Act
Clean 'Er! And Make It Snappy!
Ye... Yes, Of C-Course.
The Stamp Act
Halt! Did You put a Stamp on those Papers?!
Uh.. Just Give Me a Second Sirs and I Shall Be right With You...
By: Erin Brakhop
The Boston Massacre
In 1765, a law called The Quartering Act ordered the colonists to provide "quarters" for the British Soldiers. The Colonists were angry about The Quartering Act, they didn't want to pay extra for them, thus many treated them badly.
The Boston Tea Party
No More Tea! No More Tea!
The Stamp Act said that the Colonists would have to pay a tax on every printed paper that they bought. The Colonists were mad at this too so they refused to buy the stamps, they protested, Some even tried to scare off the tax collectors. In 176 Parliament repealed the law because they couldn't control it.
The Intolerable Acts
The Colonists were mad at the British Soldiers for the Quartering Act, The Stamp Act, and to add to all that rage when the trading ships were taken away many colonists jobs were lost. On March 5, 1770, the bad feelings in Boston erupted into violence. Colonists throw stones, ice, called them names, and snowballs. The British fired. 5 Young men were dead.
The British Removed all the taxes accept the tax on tea. The Colonists loved tea, but not the taxes. Because of these taxes a group of men dressed up as Native Americans and throw tea overboard a large ship bringing loads of tea over.
After the Boston Tea Party, Parliament decided to punish the Colonists for all the lost tea by passing several other laws. The law closed Boston Harbor and many people lost their jobs, many thought Boston would starve because of this. On September 1774 all 12 leaders gathered to discuss the problems with Britain.