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  • Growing Tensions Between the Colonists and Britan
  • The Quartering Act
  • The Stamp Act
  • These envelopes are too expensive!
  • By Charlie Taggi
  • The Boston Massacre
  • Parliament passed a law called the Quartering Act to Britian them repay some debt. This law forced colonists to house and feed soldiers. Colonists got upset when the soldiers started to take their jobs. 
  • The Boston Tea Party
  • Britain needed to find another way to repay its debt. They made colonists pay for stamps that they had to put on important documents that they had to put on newspapers, marriage licenses, pamphlets, and playing cards. In response to this, some colonists refused to pay for stamps and others attacked tax collectors.
  • The Intolerable Acts
  • I don't have much food left.
  • One night in Boston the tension turned into violence. Colonists surrounded a soldier standing on guard and started calling him names and throwing things at him. Some other soldiers started to stand by him and the captain said: "Don't fire."  One soldier said he heard fire and they all started to shoot. Soon, 5 were dead or dying and 6 were injured
  •  To pay off more debt, Parlament passed a tax on tea and said that colonists could only buy tea from the British East India Company. This angered colonists, and they dressed up as native Americans and Dumped crates of tea leaves in the water. The British East India Company lost 90,000 pounds of loose tea leaves.  
  • In response to the Boston Tea Party, Parlament passed a set of laws known as the Intolerable Acts. One of the laws was called the Boston Port Act which closed the Boston Harbor. Many workers lost their jobs and were worried that they would starve.
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