The Intolerable Acts: The Breaking Point
Two hundred and forty-one years ago, British Parliament passed the Coercive Acts which not only punished the colonists’ defiant behavior but also sparked a war that would change the world forever. The Coercive Acts were a series of four acts that punished the colonists for the Boston Tea Party, they would be restricted until they paid for the tea they dumped into the harbor. The Coercive Acts are a series of acts that were in direct response to the Boston Tea Party that punished the colonists for this event, led to the need for another continental congress meeting, and ultimately impacted the decision for the colonist to declare independence. First, the colonists were punished for the Boston Tea Party. The colonists were punished for the …show more content…
The Boston Port Act closed the Boston Harbor. The Massachusetts Government Act restricted democratic meetings of the town and the governor 's council was an appointed body. The Administration of Justice Act said that if a British Official commits a crime they are sent back to Britain to be prosecuted. The Quartering Act said that the colonists had to provide a home to British soldiers if needed. These acts were all in direct response to the Boston Tea Party and infuriated the colonists.
Finally, this led to the need for another Continental Congress. The Patriot leaders had to discuss the issue. This was important because there were many different ways the colonists wanted to resolve the issue and they wanted to find the most logical one. The colonist had to compromise before they took action. This was an important and stressful step because it took a long time to agree on one idea. After months, they made the final decision to declare freedom. This took the colonist straight into the
It taxed almost all printed materials and cost the colonist a lot of money. The other treatment by the British government was the Coercive Act. This act enforced harsh laws from King George III that he used to punish the people of Massachusetts. It closed Boston Harbor until they had paid for the
Out of rage due to the chaos of taxed tea, Boston rebels disguised themselves as Indians and dumped the British tea into the Boston harbor. King George III out of spite and anger forced parliament to set up the intolerable act which shut down the boston harbor because the colonists refused to pay for the damage done and set up the quartering act which forced colonists to house soldiers in barracks provided by
Britain responded in the Spring of 1774 with five “Coercive Acts” (“Intolerable Acts” in the colonies). The Boston Port Act closed the port to all shipping. The Massachusetts Government Act concentrated power in the royal governor. The Administration of Justice Act allowed British soldiers and officials to be tried in Britain or another colony. The Quartering Act directed the local Boston authorities to find quarters for British troops in the city.
The Boston Tea Party was a political protest by the Sons of Liberty in Boston, Massachusetts, on December 16, 1773. The Coercive Acts are names used to describe a series of laws relating to Britain's colonies in North America and passed by the British Parliament in 1774. Four of the acts were issued in direct response to the Boston Tea Party of December 1773. Patrick was part of a Son Of Liberty which was a organization that was created in the Thirteen American Colonies. The society was formed to protect the rights of the colonists and to fight taxation by the British
Due to these rebellious actions the British created the coercive acts of 1774. This was use to punish American colonist and Boston for things such as riots and the Boston tea party to be specific. The coercive acts were also known as the “Intolerable acts”. After all this madness came the Declaration of Independence. Which freed all thirteen American colonies from the British government.
Parliament decided to punish Boston because of the Boston Tea Party and decided to pass the Coercive Acts in the spring of 1774, to rigidify their control over the colonists. The acts caused the Boston Harbor to close until Boston paid for the ruined tea. The governor decided if, and when the legislature could meet, which took even more of the colonists’ rights away. Royal officials accused of crimes were sent to Britain for a friendly judge and jury for their trial. A new Quartering Act required colonists to house British soldiers (document 5).
On December 16,1773 the Boston Tea Party took place. A man by the name of Samuel Adams and the Sons of Liberty took chests of tea and threw them into the Boston Harbor. Because of this, there were consequences also known as the Intolerable Acts or Coercive Acts. The Coercive Acts are a series of four acts: the Boston Port Act, the Massachusetts Government Act, the Justice Act, and the Quartering Act.
Lexington and Concord Responding to the Boston Tea Party in 1774, the Parliament of Great Britain implemented a series of laws and regulations known as the Coercive Acts/Intolerable Acts over the colony of Massachusetts. These Acts took away many of the rights that the colonists believed they should have under British law. One of the Acts that probably caused the greatest tension between Patriots and Loyalist was the Massachusetts Government Act. British Parliament wanted to control and assert authority over Massachusetts, by taking away their political rights. Although the Intolerable Acts were meant to cause fear throughout the colonies and ostracize Massachusetts, these Acts sparked greater distrust towards Great Britain and caused colonies
The colonists tried to tell the British that they did not like the law and they didn’t listen so the colonists tipped lots of the British tea into the harbor to show they really don’t like the law. The Intolerable Acts began when the British hoped to force the colonists for the tea lost in the harbor and to obey British rule. The Coercive Acts closed the port of Boston and imposed military rule on all of Massachusetts. The colonists could not tolerate the acts. On the day the acts went into effect, flags throughout the colonies were flown
Before The War The Revolutionary War was the war that changed the 13 colonies greatly. It made the colonies turn independent and turn to their own country. There were a lot of events that led up to the Revolutionary War though. That included The French And Indian War, taxes and acts, and the organizations and important events that the colonists did to protest to the British.
Specifically, they discussed the situation of the Intolerable Acts that the British Parliament enforced on Boston due to the incident of the Boston Tea Party. One of the results of this First Continental Congress was the delegates explained to King George III that there were issues with how the colonies were being treated. The delegates told King George III that if he didn’t put an end to the Intolerable Acts,
Great Britain closed the Boston Harbor and put the government of Boston under strict British rule; these acts limited the political and terrestrial freedom of the colonists. The laws for the Intolerable acts were: Boston Port act (Mar. 31st), Massachusetts Bay regulating act (May. 20th ), The Impartial administration of Justice Act (May. 20th), Quartering act (Jun. 2nd) and the Quebec act (Jun. 22nd ). The first four of the Acts were precisely designed at punishing the Massachusetts colonists for the incident at the Boston Harbor, the fifth act was linked to Quebec and was seen as an additional warning. The Boston Port Act was where Britain demanded that the town’s residents pay the price for the tea that was dumped into Boston Harbor. Massachusetts Bay regulations act altered the Massachusetts charter and reduced the colony's right to self-govern.
When the British ships arrived in the Boston Harbor The colonist wanted the tea shipped back to England with out payment of tax. Then the royal governor of England insisted on payment of tax. On December 16 a group of men know as the Sons of Liberty disguised there self as Indians and boarded the British ships and dumped all of the tea into the Boston harbor. After that happened parliament passed Coercive Acts. Theses act were put in to place to punish the colonist for dumping the British tea into the Boston harbor.
Intolerable Acts The Intolerable Acts can be viewed as one of the first sparks to the flaming fire of America claiming Independence. The Intolerable Acts, also called the Coercive Acts, were a series of laws passed in 1774 in order to punish the colonies for defying their rule. Four out of five of the Intolerable Acts were directed towards Massachusetts directly and the other was directed at Quebec. All of the Acts were supposed to stop the colonies from defying England’s Rule and show the colonies that England was still in charge.
The American Boston tea party was probably the most unreasonable and destructive action taken by either of the two parties during this period, yet somehow historians portray this act as a sign of courage and independence. However, no matter how unreasonable the Americans were, they got the response they wanted from the British. The British responded to the Boston Tea Party with the “Coercive Acts” or the “Intolerable Acts” as some put it (“The Third Imperial Crisis”). This is where British reasonability exited the picture. The Intolerable Acts were four different acts that served as punishment rather than advancement of the British economy.