This act stated that the American colonists were slowly beggining to lose control over their self governing state. On top of the loss of control the colonists were being taxed with their money being given to the people who were collecting the tax. The british put an import tax on items such as glass, paper, lead, and tea. The colonies reacted by harassing tax collectors and merchants who violated the boycotts. The colonial heads met to discuss their stance and decided to boycott British goods.