The Townshend Acts forced taxes on the colonists for goods like glass, paper, paint, and tea. In 1767, The Townshend Acts were passed. Charles Townshend created the Townshend Acts attempting to get money for Britain and prove that the British were still in control of the American colonies. It also included a board of Customs Commissioners, which were places that monitored the import and export of the colonies. They were placed in Boston to stop colonial trafficking and to collect taxes from the colonists. The taxes were extremely disliked throughout the colonies and they damaged business. Samuel Adams supported and encouraged unfair British policies and the colonists protested the acts. He believed in taxation without representation and was severely disliked in the American colonies. They started sending letters to parliament to formally protest and boycotted all over the colonies. Under pressure from all the protests, Parliament finally repealed the majority of the acts in March 1770. The Tea Act was the only one left untouched. On the day they were repealed, a group of protesters in Boston were fired upon by British soldiers. This became known as the Boston Massacre.