Causes of American
Was aimed towards ending the smuggling trad of
sugar and molasses with other countries. They
extended the Molasses act and started changing the
tax on imports from foreign molasses . This made
Sugar Act, 1764
Regulated paper money, it was issued by the
American colonies. This act was made to protect British merchants from being paid in depreciated colonial currency. The act created tension in the colonies, they believed that the government attempted to gain control over the currency policies.
Currency Act, 1764
Stamp Act, 1765
This act was to tax all paper used for printed
materials. Printed materials such as documents and newspapers had to have a fancy stamp. This was the first new tax that colonists took protest on.
This act required the colonies to house British soldiers in barracks provided by colonies. The soldiers were forced out of their own houses for the Redcoat. This resulted riots breaking out, people were hurt and buildings were destroyed.
Quartering Act, 1765
This consisted of the Revenue act which placed a tax on British goods imported into the colonies like glass, tea, lead, paint, and paper. Boston was not to happy about that so the British government sent more troops there to enforce new taxes. A political group formed and they would organize boycotts against British goods.
Townsend Acts, 1767
This allowed tea to be shipped by British companies duty free to colonies, this would allow them to sell tea at a discounted price. This caused the Boston tea party, it was a protest against the act where they would destroy millions of dollars of British tea by throwing it over board merchant ships.
Tea Act, 1773
Intolerable Acts, 1774
The British government made these acts because of the Boston tea party, they were made to restore order and punish Boston. The first act was the Boston port act, this closed the Boston harbor. The second was the Massachusetts Government act, this restricted town meetings, Boston was appointed to the British government. The third was the Administration of Justice act, made British officials immune to criminal prosecution. The forth and fifth were the Quartering and Quebec Act, the Quebec act gave freedom of worship to Catholics in Canada.
Boston Massacre, 1770
Salutary Neglect Ending
Common Sense Pamphlet
The proclamation Line, 1763