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Updated: 10/15/2020
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  • March 5, 1770. Colonists angered by the Townshend Act caused trouble. British Soldiers fired back killing five. The event happened at night when a large mob got together outside of the Custom House.
  • April 5, 1764. When sugar got taxed; colonists started to steal it because they did not want to pay the new price. This was the first act passed after the French/Indian War. Also known as the American Revenue Act.
  • You have to stop smuggling our sugar.
  • *laughing*
  • August, 1765. Took a big part in battling the Stamp Act. The goal was to advance the rights of colonists and fight taxation by the British Government. There was about 20 men in the Sons of Liberty.
  • No taxation without representation!
  • I will remove taxes on all goods except tea!
  • 1767. British government, angry with the massacre, passed a series of laws. These laws repealed all taxes in the Townshend Act other than on tea. The colonists, who had no represetation in Parliament, saw the Acts as an abuse of power.
  • December 16, 1773. In opposition to the Sons of Liberty, colonists dressed as Native Americans and dumped 342 chests of British tea into Boston Harbor. The target was the Tea Act of May 10, 1773, which allowed the British East India company to sell tea from China in American colonies without paying taxes apart from those imposed by the Townshend Acts.
  • The colonists must be punished for what they did in Boston!
  • Passed after the Boston Tea party in 1774, Parliament passed laws restricting the colonists’ civil rights, including the right to trial by jury. These Acts pushed the colonists toward war with Great Britain.
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