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The Road to Independence Rebellion that made a  new  nation The agitation following enactment of the Townshend duties was less violent than that  stirred by the Stamp Act, but it was nevertheless strong, particularly in the cities of the  Eastern seaboard. Merchants once again resorted to non-importation agreements, and  people made do with local products. Colonists, for example, dressed in homespun  clothing and found substitutes for tea. They used homemade paper and their houses  went unpainted. In Boston, enforcement of the new regulations provoked violence.  When customs officials sought to collect duties, they were set upon by the populace and  roughly handled. For this infraction, two British regiments were dispatched to protect the  customs commissioners. The presence of British troops in Boston was a standing invitation to disorder. On March  5, 1770, antagonism between citizens and British soldiers again flared into violence. 
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