Townshend Acts

Townshend Acts

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  • The Townshend Act By: Lexi Bonadonna and Ousmani Jallow
  • The Townshend Act was a set of 4 laws inflicted on American colonist in the year of 1767.
  • The Townshend Acts were named after the head of British government, at the time, Charles Townshend.
  • The first act was the Revenue Act. Parliament reduced the English land tax which resulted in the government's budget loosing 400,000 pounds. It also taxed luxury items such as led, glass, tea, paper, paints, and silks.
  • The second act created the American Board of Customs which was meant to collect taxes  from colonists.
  • The Suspending Act of 1765 held the New York assembly from doing anything until it followed the requirements from the Quartening Act of 1765.
  • On March 1770, Parliament, headed by Britain's new prime minister, Lord Frederick North, repealed all of the Townshend duties except for the three - pence tax on tea.
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