The Coercive Acts In The Boston Tea Party

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The colonists abruptly became enraged by these acts passed by Parliament. This was exhibited through how they referred to the acts. While Britain regarded these as the “Coercive Acts”, meaning they enforced stricter laws on the colonists so they obeyed the rules, the colonists referred to them as the “Intolerable Acts”, meaning these acts should not be enforced or allowed. These acts provided consequences for the Boston Tea Party, allowed for convicted British soldiers to be tried in biased ways, excluded numerous colonies from their own claimed territory, alarmed Protestants, and threatened the prospect of “self-government.” Specifically the Massachusetts Government Act and the Quebec Act prompted them to propose they did not hold as much

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