Timeline of Revenue Acts

  • Proclamation of 1763

    Proclamation of 1763
  • Sugar Act

    Sugar Act
    The British needed money because they were in debt from the French and Indian war. Colonists were upset because they had to pay a tax that was made without their voice. No taxation without representation.
  • Quartering Act

    Quartering Act
    King George III forced colonists to house and feed British soldiers that were there because of the French and Indian war. The colonists and soldiers did not get along very well.
  • Stamp Act

    Stamp Act
    Colonists had to pay for anything made with paper. Mail, Deeds, Wills, and even playing cards. This made colonists very mad.
  • Townshend Act

    Townshend Act
    This act stated that the British had the same right to tax colonies as they do to tax the British. The Colonist responded with a boycott of English goods.