Navigation Acts

Navigation Acts

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  • Who?
  • What?
  • When?
  • The British Parliament designed the Navigation Acts to control the trade of goods in in the colonies. The colonists were infuriated by these acts. 
  • Where?
  • The British Parliament put taxes on the trade of goods, and some of those were tobacco and sugar.  They not only did this to the colonists but also people they ruled over around the world.
  • Why?
  • The Navigation Acts were put into place in October of 1651. They colonists were first okay with it, but over time they got more and more. Then finally the colonists rebelled.
  • Reaction?
  • The British  Parliament implemented these acts into the North American colonies. They implemented these into the colonies because they saw the colonies as a way to get money.
  •  These acts were designed to tighten the government's control over trade between England, its colonies, and the rest of the world.
  • As a result of the Boston Tea Party the British Parliament shut down the Boston Harbor until all of the 342 chests of British East India Company tea were paid for. This was implemented under the 1774 Intolerable Acts and known as the Boston Port Act.
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