In 1774, Parliament passes four Coercive Acts to force Massachusetts to pay for the tea. The Massachusetts Government Act, the new Quartering Act, the Justice Act, and the Quebec Act were the four Coercive Acts. The Massachusetts Government Act annulled the colony's charter and prohibited most town meeting; the new Quartering Act mandated new barracks for British troops; the Justice Act allowed trials for capital crime to be transferred to other colonies or to Britain; and the Quebec Act allowed the practice of Roman Catholicism in Quebec. Colonist were angered by the Coercive Acts and saw it has proof of Parliaments plan to control American affairs. The reason for these acts were to isolate Massachusetts from the other colonies and stop the rebellion; however, it made the colonies come together to help Massachusetts and form the First Continental Congress to talk about resisting British rule in the colonies.