The Intolerable Acts
By: Bryce

The British Parliament and the American colonists.
What The 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.
When It was put into force in the Spring of 1774.

 The Massachusetts colony

The 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.

The 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.

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