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- The Tea Act made EIC’s tea the only legal tea in
America and enabled the company to sell directly to the
colonies, which would allow them to price tea
competitively w/smugglers. Though this would result in
cheaper tea, it was seen as another attempt to make
them admit that Parliament could tax them by leaders.
- This act led to the famous Boston Tea Party on
December 16, 1773, where aprox. 10,000 pounds
[money] of tea were dumped into the water.
*1774: The Coercive “Intolerable” and Quebec Acts*
- In response to the Tea Party, the Coercive Acts
included the… Port Bill – the port of Boston was shut down until
the tea was paid in full [enforced by
Massachusetts Gov. Thomas Gage]. Purpose
was to set example for other colonies. 39 Government Act – annulled what was left of the
Massachusetts Charter [had already gone through
several incarnations] and destroyed all colonial
power in the legislature. Limited town meetings as
well. [new] Quartering Act – this now forced colonial
assemblies to either build barracks or have
citizens house the soldiers themselves. Administration of Justice Act – soldiers who
killed colonists were to be tried in British courts
[i.e. allowed to get away w/it]. “Extraterritoriality.”
- The Quebec Acts were passed around the same time
– they annoyed colonists b/c they allowed Catholicism in
formerly French territories and also allowed the French
colonists to go past the Declaration Line and into the
Ohio River Valley.
- The colonists felt as though all their worst fears about
the British plot had been confirmed, and the colonies
agreed to send delegates to Philadelphia in September
1774 for the Continental Congress. There was no
turning back… The Revolutionary War (1774 – 1783)
*1774 – 1775: The Collapse of British Authority and the
Development of New Government Structures*
- The Coercive “Intolerable” Acts had proven to be just
what their name implied, so the colonies agreed to send
delegates to a Continental Congress in September
1774 in order to discuss measures...
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This note was uploaded on 04/02/2014 for the course APUSH AP United taught by Professor Orban during the Fall '10 term at Harrison High School, Harrison.
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