Townshend Acts
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Who?-
The British Parliament
What/How?-
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.
When?-
From June 15, 1767 to July 2, 1767
Where?-
The American Colonies
Why?
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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Ritchie, Donald A. "Building Colonial Unity." The American Journey. By Joyce Oldham. Appleby, Alan Brinkley, James M. McPherson, and Albert S. Broussard. New York: Glencoe/McGraw-Hill, 1998.125-28. Print.


"Townshend Acts." History.com. A&E Television Networks, 2016. Web. 19 Feb. 2016. <http://www.history.com/topics/american-revolution/townshend-acts>.



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