Excuse me, sir, do you know why it costs extra to print these days?
Those stupid Brits are taxing us to pay their debts!
By: Anna E. Cornwall
The Boston Massacre
The Quartering Act was a law passed by the British Parliament that ordered the colonists to take British soldiers into their homes and care for them.
The Boston Tea Party
Down with the Tories!
No more redcoats!
The Stamp Act was a law passed by the British Government that required the colonists to pay extra for any printed paper.
The Intolerable Acts
Excuse me sir, but do you know why there are no ships in the harbor?
Those awful British are closing thre harbors until we pay off the lost tea!
On March 5, 1770, a crowd of colonists gathered in front of the Customs House. They threw stones and snowballs at the soldiers stationed to protects the Customs House and called them names like 'lobsterback'. Then, some soldiers said they heard "Fire!", and fired their guns into the crowds. Five people were killed, and this event became known as The Boston Massacre.
The Tea Act was yet another law sent by the British Parliament. This law said that only the British East India Company could sell tea to the colonies. The colonists were upset about this. One night, December 16, 1773, they dressed up as Native Americans and boarded a ship full of tea crates. They ripped open the crates and threw 90,000 total pounds of loose tea into the Boston Harbor. Since the water was brown with tea the next day, they called this the Boston Tea Party.
The Intolerable Acts were a series of outrageous laws in response to the Boston Tea Party. One act in particular closed Boston Harbor. This law, known as the Boston Port Act, caused workers to lose their jobs and citizens of Boston to starve. Trade ships could not enter nor leave the harbor until the tea dumped into the sea during the Boston Tea Party was paid off.