Timeline of Revenue Acts

By aj2211
  • Sugar Act

    The Sugar Act enforced tax on imported goods not from Britain. This made the colonists really angry, but the prime minister didn't care and went through with it charging three-penny extra on imported molasses.
  • Stamp Act

    The Stamp Act caused direct taxation on all commercial and legal papers. As a result, there were many protests from colonists who refused to use the stamps. The British Government then voted for a repeal of the Stamp Act, which also caused the Declaratory Act. This meant that Britain had the right to impose laws and taxes on the colonies at any time.
  • Quartering Act

    The Quartering Act meant that Great Britain would be able to hold their soldiers in American barracks and homes. Colonials would also have to provide food, drink, transportation, etc. All colonies except Pennsylvania, refused to obey. As a result the Parliament suspended the province of New York's governor.
  • Townshend Act

    The Townshend Act added a tax to imported goods such as glass, lead, paint, paper, and tea. The colonists boycotted and decided that they did not want to pay. So, the government sent naval and military officials to enforce the act.
  • Tea Act

    The Tea Act granted British East India Tea Company a monopoly on tea sales from America. The colonists wanted to condemn the act and boycott tea. In retaliation, the government shut off the sea trade pending payment for the destruction of tea.