Townshend Acts
Megan

Who:
The British Parliament and the colonies.
Why:
To make money off of the colonies since they were deep in debt.
When:
From June 15 to July 2, 1767.
Where:
All of the colonies.
What & How:
Since the British was left with lots and lots of debts after the French and Indian War, they needed money. They decided to get that money from the colonies. In order to do that, the British raised their taxes on the colonies for quite a few things - on anything with molasses, printed materials, and tea. Since they didn't agree with their acts, the colonists threw Britain’s tea into their harbor - this act of rebellion is called the Boston Tea Party.



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 "Boston Tea Party." Britannica School. Encyclopædia Britannica, Inc., 2016. Web. 8 Feb. 2016. <http://school.eb.com/levels/middle/article/394805>.
"Boston Tea Party." History.com. A&E Television Networks, 2016. Web. 16 Feb. 2016. <http://www.history.com/topics/american-revolution/boston-tea-party>.


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