The Boston Massacre And The Riots That Led To The Boston Revolution

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In 1767, the British Parliament passed the "Townshend Acts", the North American colonies of a variety of imported goods (glass, lead Dan, lead white, paint, paper and tea) tax. Colonial residents responded with violent demonstrations- one of the riots that led to the Boston massacre- and the boycott of the British goods again. In 1770 the British abolished all taxes except the tea tax; the retention of the tea tax was a symbol of the British taxation of the North American colonies. 1773 British Parliament passed the "Tea Act", abolished the England tea import tax, but retained the North American colonies. This practice angered the North American patriots, they will be three British merchant loaded with tea poured into the Boston Port, Known

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