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Acts Passed by Parliament

By Chloie
  • Proclamation of 1763

    Proclamation of 1763
    The Proclamation of 1763 was to keep the colonists from moving westward past the Appalachian Mountains. The British enforced this because it was easier for them to control the colonists in a smaller area and they did not want them to cause problems with the Native Americans and the French that still lived there. However, the colonists did not like that they could not go west because it was British territory and they felt that they had a right to go on territory that they won.
  • Sugar Act

    Sugar Act
    The Sugar Act was an act where the tax on molasses went down to lower smuggling and increased tax on sugar which also taxed other things like coffee, wine, and fabric. Colonists were also restricted to export lumber, iron, flour, cheese, and other produce to other countries. This made colonists mad because they could not make money due to the trade restrictions. Since they couldn't make money, they couldn't buy hardly any goods due to the tax.
  • Currency Act

    Currency Act
    The Currency Act was where Parliament banned all usage and creation of colonist's paper money. This made the colonists frustrated becuase their form of cash was abolished. Also, trade decreased between the colonies and Great Britain which made their income decrease.
  • Stamp Act

    Stamp Act
    The Stamp Act was where parliament made colonists put taxes or stamps on everything that they used or sent. This made colonists very angry because this lowered income from trade decreasing. It also made colonists poor because they had no money from all the taxes they had to pay on everything they bought.
  • Quartering Act 1765

    Quartering Act 1765
    The Quartering Act of 1765 was where colonists were forced to provide barracks for British soldiers to stay in. The colonists were infuriated at the fact the Parliament is making them house soldiers in their own homes.
  • Declaratory Act

    Declaratory Act
    The Declaratory Act stated that Great Britain had the right to tax the colonies and it was just like the stamp act. It was created after the Stamp act was repealed due to taxation without representation. However, when this was made colonists did not like it very much due to the fact that it was just like the stamp act except the British claim they have a right to do so.
  • Townshend Act

    Townshend Act
    The Townshend Act was where the British Parliament put taxes on imported goods from Great Britain to the colonies. However, the colonists saw this as abuse of power because they still had taxation without representation.
  • Boston Massacre

    Boston Massacre
    The Boston Massacre was a brawl that turned into a deadly riot on King Street in Boston. Originally it was an argument between a few colonists and only one British soldier, but it quickly escalated to the slaughter of many colonists. This event was used as propaganda by colonists and also gave more fuel to the colonists' anger to rebel against them.
  • Boston Tea Party

    Boston Tea Party
    The Boston Tea Party was a protest from the American colonists in which they dumped 342 chests of tea into the water. The American colonists were tired of the taxes on everything and decided to rebel against it starting with dumping tons of tea into the water to rebel. This event also rallied many colonists to start rebelling against the British.
  • Intolerable Acts (Coercive Acts)

    Intolerable Acts (Coercive Acts)
    The Intolerable Acts were a series of four acts that were put into place to punish Massachusetts' bay colonists for the Boston Tea Party. The four acts were the Quartering Act, Quebec Act, Boston Port Act, and the Administration of Justice Act. These final acts set the stage for the American Revolution because the colonists had had enough of the British taxing them and imposing these outrageous laws on them. They wanted their freedom.
  • Quartering Act 1774

    Quartering Act 1774
    The second Quartering Act was one of the Intolerable Acts and it was where royal governors were allowed to find homes to house British soldiers and everyone had to have a place to house them if they were ever picked to.
  • Quebec Act

    Quebec Act
    The Quebec Act was where Britain gave the French in Quebec a permanent administration and religious freedom. However, the colonists were mad at Britain for this because they believed that the British were being lienaiate way more toward the French then they ever were toward the colonists.