The Importance Of The Townshend Act

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The British were low on money from the French and Indian war, so Charles Townshend decided place a duty, or tax, on certian goods the colonies imported from Great Britain. Glass, paint, paper, and tea were a few of the taxed items. The colonists were not happy that they were getting taxed without their consent. Sameul Adams helped convince the colonies to start a boycott. Women played a very important part in the boycott. Since they did most of the shopping, they were the ones who had to find a way to get their nessecities without buying British items. The new leader, Lord North, realized that the Townshend Acts were a big money loser so he pursuaded the Parliment to stop the Townshend Acts. All taxes were lifted exept for the tea duty, which

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