On April 5, 1764, Parliament passed a modified version of the Sugar and Molasses Act (1733), which was about to expire. Under the Molasses Act colonial merchants had been required to pay a tax of six pence per gallon on the importation of foreign molasses
With all this corruption going on, im going to evade the taxes.
This is hurting my molasses, sugar, and my rum market!!!
Lord Greenville has sent us to bring the colonies in line with regard to payment of taxes. We were also instructed to become more active in customs enforcement.
This act is disrupting the clonial economy, by reducing the markets to which the colonies could sell, and the amount of currency available for us to purchaseBritish manufactured goods
we sometimes don't have enough to get what we need
This act was one of the Reasons the revolutionary war had occured.
I Am mad. I'm tired of paying these taxes. Ahhhhhhh