||The British Parliament issued a
series of resolutions called the Townshend Acts to gain money in the
colonies. Military debt and landgains from its victory in the French
and Indian War left the British government in the American colonies
with deep debts. Women in the colonies group called the Daughters of
Liberty encouraged the colonists to wear only homemade fabrics and
produce other goods rather than buy British goods.
||From June 15, 1767 to July 2,
||The American Colonies
||Parliament wanted to pay their
financial debts from the French and Indian War. The colonists went
agaisnt this act by boycotting British imports. The pressure eventually
caused the British govedrnment to ease resulutions.
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