The Sugar Act was passed in 1764. The British placed a tax on sugar, wine, and other important things. The Sugar Act made the people in the colonies very upset. If they only traded with Britain, they would not be able to sell their goods for as much. In addition, they lost money if they bought they same amount of sugar, wine and other important things that they did before the Sugar Act started. Some leaders in the colonies started to boycott, or to quite buying, British goods.