tea act resistance - The Townshend Acts refer to two Acts...

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The Townshend Acts refer to two Acts of the Parliament of Great Britain passed in 1767, which were proposed by Charles Townshend . These laws placed a tax on common products imported into the American Colonies , such as lead, paper, paint, glass, and tea (though they did not place a tax on silk ). It also granted certian duties in the British Colonies In contrast to the Stamp Act of 1765 , the laws were not a direct tax, but a tax on imports. The Townshend Acts also created three new admiralty courts to try Americans who ignored the laws. The impetus behind the Townshend Act was the large debt incurred by Great Britain after the French and Indian War , the logic being that since Britain had spent so much blood and treasure defending the American Colonies even though the Americans did not want anything to do with the war, it was only proper that they bear a large portion of the financial burden. The Writs of Assistance gave waste collectors permission to search for
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This note was uploaded on 04/25/2008 for the course US HISTORY to 1877 taught by Professor Dr.cook during the Fall '07 term at University of Houston.

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