The Sugar ActThe Sugar Act was created so that the British could place a tax upon the colonists of three pence for every pound of sugar.
Colonists protested at the Sugar Act because they were being taxed without representation.
Even though the price of sugar for the British was protected, they still did not appreciate the Sugar Act. And, the British government ended up having to abolish this act because of all the protests.
The Currency ActThe Currency Act tried to protect British merchants from being paid in depreciated colonial currency.
Colonists protested at the Currency Act because they were being taxed without representation.
The British merchants were uncomfortable with this system because of the rapid depreciation. And, the British government ended up having to abolish this act because of all the protests.
The Quartering ActThe Quartering Act was an act passed by the British that required colonists to house British soldiers when asked to.
The colonists protested about the Quartering Act because they had to pay for provisions and barracks for the army.
The New York Provincial Assembly refused to feed and house these soldiers, so the British government suspended the act.
The Stamp ActThe Stamp Act was a tax placed on all documents and papers besides books.
Colonists protested at the Stamp Act because they were being taxed without representation.
When the British government saw how much protesting was going on, they decided to repeal this act only to replace it with another.
The Townshend ActsThe Townshend Acts initiated taxes on imported good including glass, lead, paint, paper, and tea.
Colonists still protested at this act because they were being taxed without representation.
The British government responded to these protests by sending troops over to America especially Boston, where the Boston Massacre would later take place.