The Acts- Madison

  • January 1, 1699: The Wool Act

    January 1, 1699: The Wool Act
    The Wool Act was established on January 1st 1699. It was a law designed to restrict the trading of wool products by banning the export of wool from the colonies, limiting the importing of wool to that produced by Great Britain, and taxing wool sales. It was repealed when the colonies stopped paying taxes which sparked the Revolutionary war. England benefited because taxing the colonies on wool helped them gain wealth.
  • Sugar act

    The sugar Act was a law that taxed colonists for sugar and other household goods. The Sugar Act was made by and benefited the British Parliament of Great Britten. This benefited them because when colonists bought sugar or other foreign goods they had to pay an extra tax that went to the BPGB. This way the BPGB could make money off of the taxes that the colonists paid. This act ended on April 5, 1764.
  • Molasses Act

    On December 25, 1733 the British Parliament enacted the Molasses act onto anyone who used molasses in there everyday life. This act was apart of the Navigation Acts. The molasses act was enacted on the colonies to stop trade to the colonies from other place (this includes molasses from the west indies) instead of England . It was replaced by the sugar act in 1764.
  • Iron Act

    Iron Act
    In 1750 the iron tax was made and the weather allowed England to make more forges and furnaces. The industry skyrocketed and made more money for England and after the colonies were done with it, England furnished for tools and weapons.
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    The French and Indian War/The Seven Years' War

    The British battled the French and Natives Americans for territory in the Ohio River Valley and Canada. The French surrendered in 1760 while the Native Americans, led by Pontiac, fought for three more years until they were defeated in 1763.
  • Proclamation of 1763

    Proclamation of 1763
    King George the third proclaimed that the colonists could not cross the appellation mountains also known as the artificial boundary. This was because the king could not protect the colonists from the native americans.
  • The Stamp Act

    This was a tax on every piece of paper with a stamp. The stamp was put on every piece of paper in the colonies. Everyone in the colonies was affected by this tax.
  • The Quartering Act

    The Quartering Act
    The Quartering act required the colonies to house British soldiers in the colonist barracks. Also, the solders would prefer to be asked if they like to like there. If the barracks were too small to house the soldiers then localities were to accommodate the soldiers. The act was created in 1765. They kept the act and they did not replace it with any other law. It benefited the British soldiers the most because if they needed a place to live they could easily find home by using the colonists.
  • The Boston Massacre

    The Boston Massacre
    In the center of Boston, British troops fire into a riotous crowd and kill 5 people. The troops had come to enforce the acts on behalf of the King. This leads to the American Revolution.
  • The Tea Act

    The Tea Act was an act to reduce the amount of tea being made in its London warehouses, which was held by the financially troubled British East India Company, which is a company that sold its East India tea in its London warehouses.They lowered the cost of the tea. The tea act was created on December 16, 1773. The colonies repealed the Tea Tax in 1861. The British Parliament benefits it the most.
  • The Boston Tea Party

    The Boston Tea Party
    In resistance to the Tea Act, Colonists dressed as Mohawk Native Americans and threw over 500 chests of tea into Boston Harbor. This resistance leads directly to the American Revolution.
  • Intolerable Acts

    Intolerable Acts
    The intolerable acts were issued March 24, 1774 by the British after the Boston Tea Party. The parliament issued it because they were fed up with the colonists and wanted to stop them from acting against them. Boston Harbor was closed for trade until all the tea was paid for & only necessities were allowed into the port. In addition, town meetings were banned.The colonists benefited because this gave them more reason to rebel. The acts were repealed in 1778.
  • The Declaration of Independence

    The Declaration of Independence
    55 men signed a document on July 2, 1776, stating their objections to the way they have been governed. This was the Colonists taking their freedom from the British and King George III. From the British perspective, this was an act of war. This leads directly to the American Revolution.