Revolutionary War

Revolutionary War

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  • Sugar Act
  • Currency Acts
  • Stamp Act
  • The Sugar Act was passed by Parliament in April of 1764. The act placed a tax on sugar and molasses imported into the colonies.
  • Townshend Act
  • Acts were passed to protect British merchants from being paid in depreciated colonial currency.
  • Tea Act
  • The act was a tax on all paper used for printed materials in the colonies. It required that all materials printed in the colonies be printed on paper embossed with an official revenue stamp.
  • Coercive Act
  • Imposed duties on glass, lead, paints, paper and tea imported into the colonies.
  • Allowed for tea to be shipped by British companies duty-free to the colonies, thus allowing them to sell the tea for a discounted price.
  • Coercive Acts were the British government’s response to the Boston Tea Party.
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