This act was a way of the British controlling and regulating the distribution of money throughout the colonies.
The Sugar Act
The sugar act was the Britsh putting a tax on sugar and other products. The colonist did not want to pay this tax.
The Quartering Act
The quartering act was an act passed stating that the colonists were responsible for suplling their homes as a shelter for the British military whenever it was needed.
The Stamp Act
This was an act passed that stated that all printed materials must be printed with paper stamped by Britain before it was distributed.
The Declaratory Act
The declaratory act was put in place to replace the stamp act. This act stated that the parament could legally do whatever they wanted to do with and to the colonists.
The Townshend Act
This act was passed in order to place more taxes upon the colonist and give them less freedom. These acts were introduced by Charles Townshend, which is what the acts were named after.
March 5, 1770
On March 5, 1700, a mob of colonists angry over how the British had been treating them, approach the British military. This conflict results in five colonists being killed by the military men.
Boston Tea Party
In response to the tax on tea, the colonists dressed up as American Indians and dumped tea into the British Harbor as a way of protesting.
After the Boston Tea Party, the British responded with these acts. The British were fed up with the colonist's actions and they decided they needed to pass acts that would punish the colonists for what they had previously done using taxes and restrictions.
Lexington and Concord
This was the beginning of America's fight for freedom against Britain. In the battle,49 Americans died, while 73 of the British soilders were killed.