Navigation ActsDesigned to regulate colonial trade and enabled England to collect duties in the colonies. Major factor to the American Revolution. The British government wanted to prevent smuggling
Sugar ActRaised revenue from the colonists, taxed sugar and molasses imported into the colonies. It angered colonists, so the sugar act was repealed in 1765. The British government then created the Stamp Act.
Stamp ActTaxed people on paper used. Colonists resisted to paying the tax. The British government taxed the colonists without approval. They pass the stamp act to help pay for British troops.
Declaratory ActPassed after the repeal of the Stamp Act, Passed to affirm the British parliament's power to legislate for the colonies in all situations. Some British opposed the repeal of the Stamp Act, so they created the Declaratory Act. Many colonists questioned the British about the Declaratory Act because they didn't think it would be fair for them to tax them without approving it first.
Townshend ActTaxed glass, lead, paints, paper, oil, and tea imported into the colonies. Colonists boycotted against the Townshend acts. Due to this, the British government repealed the acts.