The Intolerable Acts
The British Parliment enacted the Intolerable Acts (also called the Coercive Acts) on the colonies.
These were 4 acts to punish the Americans in response to their acts rebellion.

  1. Boston Port Act- The Boston ports were to be closed until they paid back the tea they spilled into the harbor which prevented them from getting food and supplies. It moved the capital of Massachusetts to Salem. Marblehead was made the official port of entry for Massachusetts.
  2. Massachusetts Government Act- Massachusetts’s  charter was canceled and it was made into a crown colony with a British military government. It banned town meetings that weren’t approved by royal governor. All officers of the law had to be appointed by the royal governor.
  3. Administration of Justice Act- It permitted british law enforcement officials who were charged with an offence such as murder or treason to have their trial in great britain or other colonies if they felt like the jury wasn’t going to be fair.
  4. Quartering Act- It allowed british military to stay in a colonist’s house.

The Quebec Act supplemented the Intolerable Acts by set up a government for Quebec and gave it the land west of the appalachians and north of the ohio river. Also allowed Catholics living in Quebec religious freedom and civil government.

These acts were enacted on all the American colonies.
Spring 1774.
The colonist rebelled by sending food and other supplies to help the Bostonians.

Representatives from all colonies except Georgia met in Philadelphia on Sept. 5, 1774 to discuss how to oppose british rule. This was the First Continental Congress.

The Intolerable Acts Made all the colonist want a revolution more than ever.
The British wanted to punish the americans for their acts of rebellion such as the Boston Tea Party.


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