Timeline of Revenue Acts

  • The Molasses Act

    The Molasses Act
    The Molasses Act was an act that forced colonists to pay sixpence for every gallon of molasses. This act did not work out that well because the colonists resisted and evaded paying tax on the molasses. The British government then implemented the Sugar Act of 1764, to better collect tax than the molasses act did.
  • The Quartering Act

    The Quartering Act
    This act required the colonies to let the soldiers stay in the barracks provided by the colonies. The colonists strongly disliked being commanded to host the soldiers. To retaliate this, the British parliament signed an act that further stopped the New York governor to sign any further legislation towards the Act.
  • The Stamp Act

    The Stamp Act
    The Stamp Act was a tax imposed on the colonies that made them use stamped paper from England. The colonists hated it because they believed that the act was a "Dangerous Insult on their rights,". The British Government sent tax distributors to monitor the collection of the tax, but the colonists grew angry and violent, eventually intimidating them to resign.
  • The Townshend Acts

    The Townshend Acts
    The Townshend Acts were a series of acts that the British Parliament passed that taxed many goods that were imported to the colonies. Now, the colonists saw this as an abuse of power, so to counteract this, the British sent troops to uphold the new acts, to the colonist's displeasure.
  • The Tea Act

    The Tea Act
    The Tea Act was an act that was implemented to help the struggling East India Company. The colonists ended up resisting what is now known as the Boston Tea Party, in which the colonists boarded the East India Company's ships and dumped the tea overboard. The British Parliament countered this by closing the Boston port and making General Thomas Gage, the governor of Massachusetts.
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    “Parliament Passes the Quartering Act.” History.com, A&E Television Networks, 13 Nov. 2009, www.history.com/this-day-in-history/parliament-passes-the-quartering-act.