in 1767, Parliament passed the Townshend Acts. It was named after Charles Townshend, the leading government minister. The T.A taxed goods that were imported into the colony from Britain, such as lead, glass, paint, and paper. The Acts also imposed a tax on tea, which was very popular. The Townshend Acts were costing more to enforce than they would ever bring in. The North persuaded Parliament to repeal the Townshend Acts, except for the tax on tea.