Tea Act - .,Parliament

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Tea Act - The Tea Act was the lone Townshend Act to remain in place after Lord North  repealed the several others in 1770. By continuing to levy a tax on tea, Parliament  symbolically indicated its continuing authority over the American colonies while at the  same time attempting to revive the fortunes of the floundering East India Company.  Such manipulation was met with fervent hostility, and led indirectly to the start of the  Revolutionary War.  Townshend Acts - The Townshend Acts were passed by Parliament in 1767, shortly after  the repeal of the Stamp Act. The Townshend Acts placed duties on several  import/export goods, including glass, lead, paint, paper, and tea.  First Virginia Convention - The First Virginia Convention was held in 1774 as a  nominating prelude to the First Continental Congress, held at Philadelphia later that  same year. Held in Williamsburg, the First Virginia Convention was the occasion at 
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