British Parliament and the American colonists.
first part of the intolerable acts (also known as the Coercive acts)
was the Boston Port Act. This was when the British closed the Boston
harbor until the two sides agreed on a resolution for what happened
during the Boston Tea Party. Only food and firewood was allowed into
the port. Next the British Parliament canceled the colonies
charter that was made in 1691. Another part of the Intolerable acts,
was that a British official who was charged with crime, could have a
trial in another colony and in Britain. The next part was a renewal
from Quartering Act. This stated that the Colonists’ had to provide
housing for British soldiers. The final part of the Intolerable Acts
was that the territory between Ohio and the Mississippi River was
granted to the province of Quebec. These acts also banned meetings in
the town of New England. To make matters worse a British commander was
placed as the governor of Massachusetts.
was put into force in the Spring of 1774.
Intolerable Acts were only meant to have the British gain more power
over the Colonies. This however, only enraged the colonists more. They
held more protests and were more violent with British officials. Then,
representatives from each of the 13 colonies, met in Philadelphia on
September 5, 1774. This was the First Continental Congress.
British Parliament put the intolerable acts on the Colonist because of
the Boston Tea Party. The colonists also refused to follow British laws
and taxes. They then held public protests, boycotted imports, and they
disrespected British soldiers. The colonist protested because they had
no representation in the British Parliament. Because of the colonists’
protests the British put on the Intolerable Acts.