colonists in North American, Charles Townshend , New York assembly,
British army, Daughters of Liberty, Samuel Adams.
||In 1767 the British
Parliament passed four laws that were called the Townshend Acts
Colonists in North America were mad about the Townshend Acts and
disagreed with them. The colonists thought that the acts were not fair
and they were not in the Parliament. Eventually the Townshend acts
played a key role into starting the American
Revolution. The Townshend act happened because in
1765 the British Parliament created an act that required the American
colonies to pay taxes on new items. The colonists were mad and tried to
stop the act. In 1766 the British canceled the Stamp act after the
colonists protested against it. The British Parliament still wanted to
tax the colonists so they passed a law called the Declaratory Act that
stated that the Parliament could tax the colonists “in all cases
whatsoever.” The Townshend Acts were named after Charles
Townshend who was the head of the Britain's treasury. The Townshend
Acts were passed in July 1767. There were four acts in total and the
first act was to the New York Assembly because they wouldn't pay for
the british soldier's food, drinks, housing, and transportation in New
York. The first act then stated that the assembly to stop until they
would pay for the British soldier's needs and necessities. The
second act was about tax. The second act required that there was a tax
on tea, lead, paint, paper, and glass that was needed by the colonies.
The third act was about collecting the taxes for the british. The
fourth act stated that there were no more taxes on shipping the tea
from England to the colonies. Many colonists were outraged by the
Townshend Acts and many people refused to follow the laws. The fourth
Townshend Act on tea lead to the Boston Tea Party which was a big part
in American history.
||In the years of
1765 through 1767.
||In North America
in the American Colonies.
||The colonists did
not want to be held responsibil for the British's dept from the war.
They thought nthat it was unfair that the British could tax them at all.
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