The Stamp Act, The Tea Act And The Intolerable Acts

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The Violent Patriots
Through the many acts imposed on the colonists, the transition from obedience to violence is seen very clearly. The Sugar Act, The Stamp Act, The Townsend Revenue Act, The Tea Act, and The Intolerable Acts. These acts were the very things that shaped America and is why it is how it is today. When asked who is to blame for starting the American Revolution, it is clear through the many infringements on the colonist's rights, the British are to blame. Though, many are quick to say, the colonists were to blame due to their many terrorists like attacks towards any individuals supporting and or identifying as British instead of American. Though the colonists were to blame for the actions they committed, if analyzed more closely, …show more content…

The Tea Act was a British Law passed by the Parliament of Great Britain on May 10, 1773. This was an act that was designed to bail out the British East India Company and expand the company's monopoly on the tea trade to all British Colonies, selling excess tea at a reduced price. This act prohibited the purchases of any tea except the tea of the British East India Company. The reaction of the American colonists to the Tea Act came as a shock to the British. By allowing the British East India Company to sell tea directly in the American colonies, the act cut out colonial merchants. The Tea act received a boycott and also a great deal of violence well. On December 16, 1773, colonial rage resulted in the “Boston Tea Party”. The Sons of Liberty dressed as Native Americans dumped 100 crates of tea into the ocean. Many will say the colonists did the action on their own; though, they needed to carry out an action that would gain the attention of the British. Though, the attention that was gained, was not what the colonists had in …show more content…

The Intolerable Acts were a series of British Laws, passed by the Parliament of Great Britain in 1774. There were five (5) acts; Boston Port Act, Massachusetts Government Act, Administration Act, Quartering Act of 1774, and the Quebec Act of 1774. These acts, which were an attempt to punish Massachusetts, were dubbed the Intolerable Acts by the colonists. As a result, the colonists held the First Continental Congress to coordinate their response. The Continental Congress created the Continental Association, and an agreement to boycott the British goods was established. Colonies pledged support to Massachusetts in the case of an attack which actually followed shortly and became the first Revolutionary battle in Lexington and Concord. These intolerable acts caused the colonists to join together, frustrated and ready to fight the British. The Intolerable Acts could be considered the last straw; the colonists were tired of being ignored and were no longer obedient colonists but violent

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