The Townshend Act

The Townshend Act

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  • King George III passes the Townshend Act, placing taxes on things such as tea.
  • King George III
  • November, 1767. England
  • Charles Townshend
  • Town- shend Act
  • Later, in the colonies...
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  • One of the acts purposes was to punish New York for failing to comply with the Quartering Act of 1765.
  • Many people would smuggle non-English goods into the city.
  • Many women would start taking pride in sewing their own clothes instead of buying taxed British clothes.
  • The Townshend Acts eventually led to the Boston Massacre in 1770.
  • No taxation without representation!
  • Boston, March 5, 1770 
  • Lord Frederick North
  • Soon, England removed the Townshend acts, for they weren't gaining anything. The only tax they kept was on tea. 
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