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  • Growing tensions between colonies and the British
  • These are OUR acts!!!
  • The Quartering Act
  • Hey! Where's our food, we've been waiting for 5 minutes now!?
  • Can I help you soldier?
  • I need food, water, and shelter let me in now!
  • The Stamp Act
  • Taxes!!! Come on people pay your taxes!
  • Haha! Your a lobsterback! You think you can just come into our town?!!!
  • By: Ellie Kellner                                                                                                        During the 1750s and 1760s, Britain and the colonists fought in the French and Indian War. The war left Britain with huge debts and a large amount of new territory to protect. To solve their problems, the British government passed a number of laws, called acts.
  • The Boston Massacre
  • In 1765, a new law called the Quartering Act was passed by the British Parliament. The law was called the Quartering Act because it ordered the colonists to provide "quarters"(places to live) for British soldiers. It also ordered them to supply the soldiers with food, fuel, and candles, and to provide them with transportation. The colonists were angry about the Quartering Act. Many colonists treated the soldiers badly. Soldiers could just knock on the colonists door and HAD to be let in. 
  • The Boston Tea Party
  • The Stamp Act was when colonists had to pay their taxes on printed paper and the soldiers would stamp them with a big blue stamp
  • The Intolerable Acts
  • You are not allowed and forbidden to leave or enter this harbor until you pay for the lost tea!
  • In 1770, the colonists were not happy still that the British were living in their towns and cities. The soldiers were not happy either.As time went on, the relationship between the colonists and the soldiers became worse. The colonists showed their hatred for the soldiers by making fun of their red coats. They called them names like ''lobster back''.
  • After the Boston Massacre , the British government repealed all of the unpopular taxes on the colonists, exept the tax on tea. On December 16,1773, a group of men dressed up as Native Americans and climbed aboard the trade ships in Boston Harbor. 
  • Throw it all overboard!
  • After the Boston Tea Party, Parliament decided to punish the colonists by passing several laws. The angry delegates agreed to fight the Boston Port Act and the other Intolerable Acts. Trade ships were forbidden to enter or leave the harbor until the lost tea was paid for.
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