This act was used to replace the Molasses Act of 1733 that was ignored by everyone. The colonist got around this act by smuggling or by bribing officials.
The Currency Act
This banned the American colonists from using paper money as a legal tender. The planters and farmers used the local currency, which made the British pounds sterling worth less.
This required the colonial government to give barracks and food to the British troops. This was later replaced by the Stamp Act.
The Stamp Act
November 1, 1765 - 1766
This went in effect on November 1, 1765. This made the first great imperial crisis. This act was passed to cover cost of having the British troops in America. This put a tax on all printed items, "anything from college diplomas, court documents, land titles, and contracts to newspapers..."
The Declaratory Act
This was passed to reaffired Parliment's "full power and authority to make laws and statues... to bind the colonies and people of America... in all cases whatsoever". This ended the Stamp Act crisis.
The Townshend Act
1767 - 1770
This act was made to replace the Stamp Act. This was made to to meet the fiscal and political goals. It was put on the colonial imports of paper, paint, glass, and tea.
The Boston Massacre
This happened when an argument between an apprentice wig maker and a British soldier broke out. A crowd of about 200 colonists surrounding the 7 British troops. Colonist started throwing things. The soldiers began firing. Five man including an African American were killed and 2 would mortally wounded. This was used as propaganda and made the British look like the aggressors.
The Tea Act
This created a financial relief for the East India Company. This company was in debt and this gave them a government loan. This concealed the import duties on tea the company exported to Ireland and the American colonies.
The Tea Party
December 16, 1773
The Sons of Liberty stopped the East India Company ships from delivering their cargoes in New York, Philadelphia, and Charleston. They later broke 342 chests of tea and threw them into the harbor.
There were four acts. This forced Massachusetts to pay for the tea and to submit to imperial authority. This closed the Boston Harbor.