Road to the Constitution

  • Quartering Act

    Quartering Act
    This law made it so that the colonists had to allow British Soldiers to stay in their houses and the colonists had to take care of them. The colonist felt that this act violated their right to property because they had to give up some of their own belongings to take care of soldiers.
  • Townshend Act

    Townshend Act
    The british created new taxes on things like tea, paper, glass, and paint. The colonists felt that this violated their rights to property and liberty. It violated their right to property because they couldn't buy as much as usual. It also violated their right to liberty and being able to choose what to pay for things.
  • Boston Massacre

    Boston Massacre
    A conflict broke out between some british soldiers and the colonists. The soldiers killed five of the colonists. This was a violation of the main natural right to life. Because the british took away 5 lives.
  • Boston Tea Party

    Boston Tea Party
    Colonists snuck onto some british ships dressed as mohawk indians and dumped over 45 tons of tea into Boston Harbor. The colonists did this to get back at the British for all the new taxes they made.
  • Intolerable Acts

    Intolerable Acts
    The Intolerable Acts were a series of acts that along with other things closed boston harbor to all trade. This violated the colonists right to liberty because they couldn"t make as much money because they couldn't work as much.