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  • The stamp act was passed by British Parliament on March 22,1765. The new act made colonists required them to pay a tax on every piece of printed paper they used.
  • The Stamp Act
  • The Townshend acts are series of laws passed by the British government on the American colonies in 1767.New taxes on imports of paper, paint, lead, glass, and tea.
  • Townshend Acts
  • The Boston Massacre, known to the British as the Incident on King Street, was a confrontation on March 5, 1770 in which British soldiers shot and killed several people while being harassed by a mob in Boston
  • Boston Massacre
  • Tea
  • The Boston Tea Party was at Griffin's Wharf in Boston, Massachusetts. American colonists, frustrated and angry at Britain for imposing “taxation without representation,” dumped 342 chests of tea, imported by the British East India Company.
  • Boston tea party
  • The Intolerable Acts were punitive laws passed by the British Parliament in 1774. The laws were meant to punish the Massachusetts colonists for their defiance in the Tea Party protest in reaction to changes in taxation by the British to the detriment of colonial goods.
  • Intolerable acts
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