British Acts

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In History
  • Writs of Assistance

    Writs of Assistance
    is a written order issued by a court instructing a law enforcement official, such as a a sheriff or a tax collector, to perform a certain task.
  • Proclamation of 1763

    Proclamation of 1763
    The Proclamation was issued during 1763 by King George III. which forbade all settlement past a line drawn along the Appalachian Mountains.
  • Sugar Act of 1764

    Sugar Act of 1764
    a law passed by the British Parliament in 1764 raising duties on foreign refined sugar imported by the colonies so as to give British sugar growers in the West Indies a monopoly on the colonial market
  • Quartering Act of 1765

    Quartering Act of 1765
    The Quartering Act of 1765 stated that troops could only be quartered in barracks and if there wasn't enough space in the barracks then they to be quartered in public houses and inns.
  • Stamp Act of 1765

    Stamp Act of 1765
    The Stamp Act was an act of the Parliament of Great Britain which imposed a direct tax on the colonies of British America and required many printed materials to be produce with a stamp on it.
  • Declaratory Act of 1766

    Declaratory Act of 1766
    The Declaratory Act which followed the repeal of the Stamp Act stated that the British Parliament's taxing authority was the same in America as which was Great Britain
  • Townshend Duties of 1767

    Townshend Duties of 1767
    The Townshend Acts were a series of acts passed during1767 by Parliament of Great Britain relating to the British colonies in North America
  • Tea Act of 1773

    Tea Act of 1773
    the Tea Act was an act of the Parliament of great Britain the objective was to reduce the massive amount of tea held by the financially troubled British east India company in its London warehouses and help the struggling company survivors,
  • Intolerable Acts of 1774

    Intolerable Acts of 1774
    The intolerable act was passed by the British Parliament in 1774 the purpose was to punish the Massachusetts colonists for their defiance in throwing a large tea shipment into the Boston harbor.