You didn't hear? Parliament passed a law that says we have to pay tax on printed paper. A lot of people are mad, and soon stores will go out of business.
To pay off debts, the British passed a number of acts that made the colonists pay new taxes. The colonists were angry because parliament was giving taxation without representation
The Boston Massacre
The Quartering Act ordered the colonists to provide quarters for British Soldiers. It also said that the colonists had to supply the soldiers with food, fuel, candles, and transportation.
The Boston Tea Party
Split the boxes and dump the tea in the water. Do not damage anything other than the tea!
After the wars, Britain needed money to pay off its debts. Parliament passed a tax law called the Stamp Act. The Stamp Act said that colonists would have to pay tax on printed paper. To prove that the tax was paid, almost every piece of printed paper would have to show a blue stamp.
The Intolerable Acts
These new acts passed by Parliament to punish us are ridiculous!
I know. They're intolerable!
On March 15, 1770, in Boston, a violent confrontation between British soldiers and colonist erupted. The soldiers shot at and killed several people while being harassed by a mob. This tragic event was named the Boston Massacre by colonists.
Parliament passed the Tea Act so that colonist would be forced to buy tea from only the British East India Company. The colonists thought that this was unfair, so they protested. In Boston, on December 16, 1773, local citizens dressed up as Native Americans. climbed aboard the tea ships in the Boston Harbor, and dumped 90,000 pounds of loose tea into the water.
After the Boston Tea Party, Parliament decided to punish the colonists by passing several harsh laws. One of the new laws, the Boston Port Act, closed Boston Harbor. The colonists named the new laws the Intolerable Acts. Trade ships were not allowed to enter or leave the harbor until the lost tea was paid for. Many people lost their jobs. Colonists were afraid that Boston's citizens would starve.