To punish the Massachusetts colony for the Boston Tea Party, the British Parliament passed the Coercive Acts, known in the colonies as the Intolerable Acts:
The Boston Port Act, the first law passed, closed the port of Boston until the colonists paid for all the tea they had destroyed.
The Massachusetts Government Act revoked the colony's charter and reduced the colonists’ political rights.
The Administration of Justice Act allowed British officials accused of a crime in the colonies to be tried in Britain.
The Quartering Act required colonists to provide housing for British soldiers.