||Parliament passed a set of laws
in 1767 know as the Townshend Acts. The Act was named after Charles
Townshend, he was in the British government and was in charge of the
money. He finalized the Townshend Act.
||British Parliament, or
legislative body, made a list of resolutions to help the colonies
make money. England used the Townshend act to help them get out of
debt. They also used it to try and show their power again. The
Townshend Act was very difficult on the lower people. They also made
taxes very high on essential things for no reason.If you didn't follow
the Quartering act which was providing house,
food,clothing,transportation,and medical care to the british soldiers
that had to stay in your house. Then the New york representative
assembly would have to stop all processes until you followed the
quartering act, this act was called the suspending act. The Board
of Commissioners was also created by the Townshend Acts. British
officers were also forced to pay taxes. Merchants were against the
||The townshend act took place for
less than a month, June 15 to July 2, 1767.
||The Townshend Acts took place in
the Parliment of Great Britian, the British Colonies in North America,
||After The French and Indian War Britain was left in debt in the Americas.|
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