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    The Townshend Acts were a series of four acts passed by the British Parliament. These Acts began June 15th and lasted through July 2nd, 1767. The British East India Company was required to sell its tea throughout London. Therefore colonists were required to pay tax per pound of tea that was sold. The Tea Act then granted the company to export their tea to American colonies. Britain had where whatever was charged on the shipping the American colonies would be waived or refunded upon sale. Since

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    consisted of, but not limited to, the Stamp Act, The Declaratory Act, and the Townshend Acts. The passing of each of these laws did not result in a positive response from the colonies. The first of these acts that was passed was the Stamp Act. Britain had previously passed the Sugar Act that was not bringing in steady revenue to settle its debt, so another law was proposed called the Stamp Act (Goldfield, The American Journey, vol. 1, 125). The Stamp Act “required all valid legal documents, as well

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    Boston Tea Act Essay

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    Britain first passed the Stamp Act colonists began to revolt and went into great upheaval. Colonists didn’t like the idea of being taxed by a country thousands of miles away, and the phrase: “no taxation without representation”, became popular. The colonists eventually got this tax repealed in 1766, one year after its creation. Almost right after the cancellation of the Stamp Act, another set of taxes called the Townshend Acts were put into place. The Townshend Acts placed many materials under tax

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    Revolutionary War Taxes

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    war. Some of the taxes that were imposed were: The Revenue Act, Stamp Act, Townshend Acts, and the Quartering Act. The Revenue Act of 1764 (also known as the Sugar Act) was passed on April 5th, 1764. This act was proposed by England’s Prime Minister. The act lowered tariff rates on non-British products from the West Indies as well as strengthened their collection. It was hoped this would reduce the

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    Sam Adams, was one of the most uncontrollable patriots in the country. Townshend Acts: •Named after the Chancellor Charles Townshend became the birth of six new laws. The motivation for these acts was to use the money to pay the salaries of governors and judges so that they would stay loyal to Great Britain. Mainly so that the governors and judges would punish the province of New York for failing to obey the Quartering Act. Almost all of the taxes were rescind, but the tax on tea was kept. Boston

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    colonies”. He believes that the raising revenue from the trade was never intended, and that the British Parliament never had the intention of implementing duties - duties before the Stamp Act - for the sake of raising revenue. However, the author felt that the Stamp Act and Townshend Act and the other acts from the Stamp Act onwards were unconstitutional. The American colonists were already harboring ill feelings towards the British because of the Proclamation

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    The Mutiny Act of 1765 was were the colonist helped provision and maintained the army. The Sugar Act of 1764 was where they put a tax on sugar and molasses. It also established new vice-admiralty courts in America to try accused smugglers which cut them off from sympathetic local juries. The Currency Act of 1764 required colonists to stop printing paper money. The Stamp Act of 1765 was where all printed documents were required to have a stamp. It produced ten times as much revenue than in

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    Slavery In 1764-1783

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    The economic elements during the time period 1764-1783 played an enormous role in the transformation of America, and the deterioration of the relationship between America and Britain. Slavery, during this time, came to a complete elimination in New England after the Revolution, while in the South it remained deeply entrenched (Keene, 100). Although slavery had gradually come to a slow throughout the world, “taxation without representation” became the next big problem (Keene, 102). Britain had entered

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    republican values. All of the acts and taxes the British issued and how overly controlling the British were over the colonists was the starting point, also the increasing rebellions encouraged the colonists to break away from Britain’s rule, and finally the wars that resulted and seizing authority from the British was the final turning point for the colonists in eliminating Britain’s heavy-handed ruling over the colonists. The acts, and taxes that came with most of the acts, that the English imposed

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    massacre itself. Most of the laws were set to tax the Colonies so that Britain could pay their debts, but they did not work due to the boycotts the Patriots had used to protests them. The Townshend Acts, created by Charles Townshend, were a taxation of all of all of the goods that were imported into America. The acts were so outrageous, that it eventually led to the Boston Massacre. Hugh Montgomery was an innocent soldier of the British army that was found in the wrong place at the wrong time. The wrong

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    the king of England has treated the colonists very unfairly. The first reason why we should secede is because of the Sugar Act. During this event, we were forced to buy sugar and molasses from England. Then, the king heavily taxed us for buying these goods. Also, the British could search any ship they wanted, so they didn’t let us receive sugar from other countries. The Stamp Act also was very unfair. This was when England made the colonists only buy paper with the English stamp on it. Every paper product

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    drank a lot of tea, Britain decided to impose taxes on the American colonies. Because the taxes increased, the American colonists started to smuggle tea from the Dutch and other European countries. The Boston Tea Party was the first significant act of defiance by American colonists and was one of the things that lead to the start of the American Revolution, which began in Massachusetts on April 19, 1775.        To stop the smuggling,

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    Tea Act 1773

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    On May 10, 1773, Parliament passed the Tea Act, the primary objective of which was to save the British East India Company from bankruptcy. It also eliminated all tea tax except the three pence Townshend tax. A third goal of the Tea Act was to offer Americans tea at a lower price than that of the colonial smugglers [1]. However what happened was the average American colonist became angry with this latest act in a long line of unpopular policies, laws, and taxes imposed on him by Britain [2]. A group

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    The Boston Tea Party took place on December 16, 1773, and was led by Samuel Adams and the Sons of Liberty. It resulted in 342 boxes, more than 92,000 pounds of tea, being thrown into Boston Harbor. That is worth almost 1,000,000 dollars today!!!!! It is estimated that hundreds took part in the Boston Tea Party, but many were afraid to be punished for participating and took their secret to the grave. To date 116 people are documented to have participated. Many participants were from Boston or

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    the American revolution, America was a cluster of colonies mainly ruled by the British government. Additionally, tea was very popular than coffee in the colonies at that time. Back in 1773, the British government ceased the Townshend Act on its American colonies but the Tea act; which was not accepted by the residents of the colonies as they still had to pay taxes to consume tea. This led to the famous incident, the so called “Boston Tea Party”, which inevitably led to the American revolution. Since

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    following: The Navigation Acts, French and Indian war, Pontiac's rebellion and Proclamation of 1763, The sugar act, The Stamp Act, Declaratory Act, The Townshend, The Boston Massacre, The Boston Tea Party, and The Intolerable Acts. However, the very first event out of all the awful yet amazing events, the Navigation Acts started it all.Paragraph #2- Navigation Acts of 1660 Do you love sugar for food and drinks? How about cotton for your clothes? The Navigation Acts was a time where

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    took several years to get to. The large presence of British troops in Boston that resulted in the fatal shooting was the direct outcome of the Townshend Acts. The acts passed by British Parliament imposed extra taxes on common products imported into the Colonies. Some of these products included glass, paper, and tea. British Parliament hoped that the acts would pay imperial expenses in the colonies, but most Americans saw the taxation

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    However, the reason the British Government had rule over the colonies in the first place was because of the British immigrants that moved from Britain over America. Whilst other European countries also did this, the 12 colonies were ruled and ‘owned’ by the British, for example, the French had control of Canada, or at least a substantial part of Canada, like territories such as Newfoundland. However, the British, in order to maintain control, used force which went too far in the example of the Boston

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    have happened. Britain has overtaxed the colonies. The Tea act, which was an incredibly popular drink back then, put a tax on tea. The Sugar Act taxed sugar and molasses to cease the smuggling into the colonies. The Quartering Act forced soldiers into colonists' homes, which was unfair living with a complete stranger from the opposing force. The Townshend act allowed soldiers to break into any home suspected of smuggling goods. The stamp act forced that any official document be printed and paid for

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    The American Revolution was the first war in America 's history. It was caused by many events such as the French and Indian War, the Intolerable Acts, and the king’s oppressive rules. However, the main factors that caused this war were, taxation, not being allowed to have representation in Parliament and being denied their rights. The first reason that the colonists and England went to war, was the fact that England was passing taxes without the colonists having a voice. Many taxes were passed that

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