Townshend Act
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 the 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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