What Is The Townshend Act Of 1765

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Mia Bassett 9/24/17 Period 3 Boston Massacre Notes since 1767 people had been rioting against British taxation Sugar Act (1764) Stamp Act (1765) Townshend Act (1767) People thought Britain shouldn’t tax the colonies because they could not elect representatives for parliament. people thought only Massachusetts Assembly could tax people (representatives were elected every year) riots and attacks against tax officials were common in 1768 troops were sent to Boston to protect government officials against mob attacks Quartering Act of 1765 required the colonies to house british soldiers in barracks provided by the colonies people felt imposed on people boycotted products affected by the townshend act a group of people gathered to demonstrate in

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