Townshend Acts
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Who
British Parliment, colonists in North American, Charles Townshend , New York assembly, British army, Daughters of Liberty, Samuel Adams.
What\ How
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.
When
In the years of 1765 through 1767.
Where
In North America in the American Colonies.
Why
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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