Townshend Acts
By: Makayla
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 Townshend Acts.
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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