The Coercive Act: The First Colonists In The United States

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In 1607, the first colonists arrived in the new world,today, known to us as America. This colony was the Jamestown colony. Eventually more colonists came and created bigger colonies like the massachusetts colony In 1774, upset by the boston tea party and other blatant acts british Parliament passed a law intended to punish the people of massachusetts for their resistance. This act was called the Coercive act. Also known as the intolerable acts. Passed in 1774, made to implement a vigorous policy in the american colonies. The Coercive acts were meant to reverse the trend of colonial resistance but actually provoked higher levels of resistance. This act included the Boston Port Act which shut down the port until damages from the boston
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