|Who- The British|
|What\How- The British Colony was in extreme
debt in the colonies to so they made an act that made the colonies pay
taxes. They kept trying to put strict laws on the colonies to get them
to pay money. There was protest by merchants and they colonies also
made petitions to repeal the act. The Americans refused to pay and they
also staged public demonstrations of them not wanting to pay the taxes.
The British had their military and the coast guard ships off the coast
of boston to enforce the taxes and made sure everyone pay what they
need to pay. The colonies merchants boycotted the imports from the
British with the boycotting from the colonies it put economic strain on
markets in Britain. They kept trying to put strict laws on the
colonies to get them to pay money. With the strain on the economy the
British had to repeal the act (
March 5, 1770).
|Where- The Colonies
|Why- Because the British needed more money
|When- In June 15 to July 2, 1767
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