Acts Of Parliament

  • Proclamation Of 1763

    The Proclamation of 1763 was made to limit the settlements of the colonist to the land before the Appalachian Mountains, to try to create less problems between the colonist and the Native Americans. Most of the colonist did not care about the Proclamation rules on settling westward, and choose to still go towards the west into the Native American's land.
  • Sugar Act

    The Sugar Act was a tax on the colonist for, making it so British molasses and sugar taxes were lowered, so colonist would stop smuggling in foreign substances and buy from British merchants. The colonist were not happy with stopping the smuggling of cheap goods, meaning increasing imported items and stopping many exports to foreign markets. This caused some colonist to begin to boycott British luxury goods, to try to get a repeal.
  • Currency Act

    The Currency Act was an act passed to make sure that the colonies would no longer be able to make their own paper money, insuring that the British merchants would be paid with British currency. The colonist were devoted by the act, as their paper money system had started due to the colonist having a shortage of British currency. Colonist were scared that this would cause even more problems in their dealing trade economy.
  • Quartering Act

    The Quartering Act was an act that required British soldier to be housed by the colonist, even if that meant that they had to stay in a private home. The colonist were not so accepting of the act, not wanting to have to house British soldier is there was not enough space in the barracks. To begin with the colonist never wanted the British soldiers in the colonies, so the act was not well recei-ved for many reasons.
  • Stamp Act

    The Stamp Act was an act that tax levied the colonist on paper and legal documents, all needing a stamp to be used, and having one without one could lead to punishment. The Stamp Act was not well received by the colonist who had never been directly taxed by Parliament. The colonist ended up fighting back against the tax collectors and the British Parliament to get the act repealed, and it was in the end repealed.
  • Declaratory Act

    The Declaratory Act was an act that stated that Parliament had the power to tax and legislate the colonies the same way they did to those in Great Britain. The news of the Declaratory Act passing came at the same time as the appeal of the Stamp Act, which was more important to the colonist. Most colonist at the time believed it was an act was just explaining the connection between the colonies and the mainland, and would be like the Irish Declaratory Act, which was never used against the Irish.
  • Townshend Act

    The Townshend Act were acts used to tax the colonies on many British goods, like British china, glass, lead, paint, paper, and tea. The colonist began to protest against the act, with many finding it unfair to tax the people without giving them any representation in Parliament. So the colonist began a boycott against British goods, and it did end up getting mostly repealed, after British soldier were sent to stop protestors.
  • Boston Massacre

    The Boston Massacre happened after the Townshend Act, when a conflict between colonist and British soldiers began after snowballs were thrown at the soldiers. The conflict left five Boston colonist dead from soldiers firing at them and 6 other wounded. After the event, tensions continued to rise from both sides, with colonist incited to keeping fighting the British and anti-British ideas began to form in the colonist.
  • Boston Town Meeting

    The Boston Town Meeting was held by Samuel Adams to select the Committee of Correspondence, which was to help the people stating their rights and grievance. The Committee was against the. British, especially in them paying the judges, believing that would make them biased in the court. The committee in Boston called upon other towns to tell their own opinion on the matter, which lead to new committees being formed in other towns, causing a strong based for support of independence.
  • Boston Tea Party

    The Boston Tea Party was when American Patriots, the Sons of Liberty, went on the British East India Tea Company, and threw out 342 chests of tea while dressed as Mohawk Indians. The British ended adding more policies to the Massachusetts colony due to the event, which further enraged the colonist, who had started the event to protest the polices already forced on them.
  • Intolerable Acts

    The Intolerable Acts were 4 measures, first, the Boston Port Act, closing the Boston's harbor until tea reparations, second, the Massachusetts Government Act, changing the government to an appointive one and lessening the power of the colonist, third, the Administration of Justice Act, allowing soldiers to be tried at home, and fourth, the Quartering Act, an extension for more arrangements of soldiers. The colonist were not happy with the new strict act put on them, and continued to protest.
  • First Continental Congress

    The First Continental Congress was a collection of delegated from all of the colonies, except Georgia, who created a declaration of rights and grievances about the British rule. The colonist created the Continental Congress as a way to have a united American resistance against the British and their strict ruling of the colonies. They created a resistance to the loss of a man's rights and liberties, and to the insufferable acts passed by Parliament