Chapter 10: Growing Tensions between the Colonists and Britain
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By: Marabella Alfano
The Quartering Act
The Stamp Act
You need to pay your taxes!
We don’t want to pay taxes for paper!
After the French and Indian war, the British received a Debt. They decided to tax the colonists to get the money. But the colonists responded violently and British Parliament passed the Intolerable acts. The colonists continued to be angry, and the Revolutionary War had started.
The British worried that the Native Americans or other settlers would attack the colonies, so in 1765, British Parliament passed the Quartering act to help the British Soldiers. Although the colonies didn't want to pay for British troops, they were forced to pay taxes.
Boston Tea Party
In 1765, British Parliament passed the Stamp Act. The colonists had to pay for materials such as paper, stamps, documents, newspapers, and other materials. Although, colonists didn’t want to pay the Stamp Act, and they responded with “No taxation without representation!” The colonists tried their best to protest against the taxes.
We need to give the colonists more taxes!
In the Boston Massacre, people threw snowballs, stones, and other things at the British Soldiers. They were cruel and violent towards the British Army. Then, the Soldiers fired at the people. 6 people were wounded in the Boston Massacre, but not fatally wounded. 5 people were killed.
After the Tea Act was passed in 1773, the colonists refused to buy or pay for it. They were angry about all the taxes, so when it was night, they dressed up as Native Americans and threw the crates of tea from Britain into the harbor.
After the Boston Tea Party, British Parliament passed several taxes known as the Intolerable Acts in 1774. The colonists had to pay more taxes because of the Tea they destroyed at the harbor. The colonists thought these taxes were “Intolerable”, so these taxes are the Intolerable Acts.