The Importance Of The Molasses Act

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The Molasses Act was a law issued by the British Parliament to restrict trade in the North American colonies. Molasses is made when sugarcane is boiled and made into sugar crystals, and is a secondary product made from the sugarcane industry. The extra part of the sugarcane after distillation is molasses, which was used as a sweetener, was used as an ingredient for rum, and many other purposes. (Revolutionary War and Beyond) Molasses was the most critical sweetener, because it was cheaper than refined sugar. This act was put into place because the colonies were getting cheaper molasses from the French, because French planters had to sell molasses for less money. This was because the French had a law that didn 't allow them to export rum or
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