Unformatted text preview: time. The 1733 Molasses Act levied heavy duties on the trade of sugar from the French West Indies to the American colonies, forcing the colonists to buy the more expensive sugar from the British West Indies instead. The law was widely flouted, but efforts by the British to prevent smuggling created hostility and contributed to the American Revolution . With the passage of the molasses act the Navigation Act would levy heavy taxes on tea from the French Indies and force the British North Americans to purchase more expensive tea from England....
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- Fall '07
- American Revolution, Thirteen Colonies, Americas, Navigation Act