Townshend Act

Townshend Act

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  • That were paint, paper, lead, glass, and tea. right?
  • The Townshend act is a series of laws that set new import taxes on british goods.
  • That is right. 
  • He also chose to tax commodities that wouldn’t hurt the British trade but still raise enough revenue from the colonies.
  • I heard that Charles Townshend was careful not to force direct taxes.
  • So like lead, glass, paint, paper, and tea.
  • The Townshend Acts made common products more expensive.
  • On some lucrative British goods sent to America, firstly?
  • Townshend Acts, were to impose import taxes.
  • Yes. 
  • By taxing products needed by the colonies. I know.
  • The Townshend Acts of 1767 controlled colonial trade.
  • To get rid of the Stamp Act?
  • The boycott of British goods was British merchants putting pressure on the government. 
  • Yes. 
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