Acts passed by parliament

  • Proclamation of 1763

    Proclamation of 1763
    A British-based proclamation that drew a boundary line at the Apalachin Mountains that stopped colonists from settling on lands past that point.
  • Sugar Act

    Sugar Act
    An act with the intention of stopping the smuggling of molasses by lowering the cost of import.
  • Currency Act

    Currency Act
    The currency act stopped the colonial citizens from printing and using paper money.
  • Stamp Act

    Stamp Act
    An act that put a tax on the majority of imported goods from Britain.
  • Quartering Act 1765

    Quartering Act 1765
    An act that required colonial citizens to house British soldiers in barracks.
  • Declaratory Act

    Declaratory Act
    A British act that was passed at the same time as the repealing of the stamp act that stated the power of the empire to tax is the same in North America as the British isles
  • Townshend Acts

    Townshend Acts
    A series of acts that put more tax on British goods.
  • Boston Massacre

    Boston Massacre
    An event in Boston where British soldiers fired on colonial citizens for throwing ice and snow at them.
  • Boston Tea Party

    Boston Tea Party
    An event when the Sons of Liberty threw crates of tea into the Boston Harbor in protest of British tax
  • Quebec Act

    Quebec Act
    A British act that gave governing power in Quebec.
  • Intolerable Acts

    Intolerable Acts
    A series of British laws aimed at punishing the colonies for the Boston Tea Party
  • Quartering Act 1774

    Quartering Act 1774
    An expansion to the prior quartering act that expanded its reach.