Social Studies Tax and Acts by the British

Social Studies Tax and Acts by the British

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  • Sugar Act 1764
  • Quartering Act 1765
  • Tea Act 1773
  • The British put an expensive tax on the colonies for molasses and sugar. People were upset. They had to pay 6 pence. Back then not a lot of people couldn't pay this. The people of England protested to remove the tax. Then the King removed the tax on April 5, 1764
  • The Stamp Act
  • The Quartering Act was a way to force people to allow homeless soldiers into their homes. They have no voice and they could not say no. The colonists were unhappy about this because they were allowing strangers into their home.   This act then ended in 1765.                                                                                                                                                                                                           
  • The Townshend Acts
  • The colonists dressed up as Indians and dumped all of the tea into the Ocean. They did this because the British put a monopoly on the tea. The Sons of Liberty had lots of people helping them. They dumped million dollars of tea. 
  • The Intolerable Acts 
  • This is the Stamp Act. It started early 1765. It required colonists to buy a special tax stamps for all kinds of products and activities. You cannot trade with other colonies. 
  • This was the Townshend Acts. When colonists imported goods such as paper, paint, lead, glass, and tea the British would put an expensive tax on the goods. They colonists were angry and upset by this. They protested. 
  • The Boston Tea Party angered the British Government. The Parliament passed down four laws; First was the bort of Boston is closed, Second was the Royal Governor power was increased, Third was their is no more town meetings, And Last was to abolish The Upper House of Massachusetts Legislative House.
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