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Townshend ActsDuties on glass, lead for paint, tea, paper, and a handful ofother items were instituted in 1767 by these acts.The arguments of the colonists’ were seen by the British as an excuse to justify not paying taxes. A compromise to drop taxes on all items was adopted in the act except tea. The situation was left open for further conflicts due to this compromise.Tea ActThe East India Company was given a monopoly on the sale of tea to North America in this 1773 act.The colonists were unhappy as cheap business links with the Dutch were snapped. For them, the act was also a way for the Parliament to control them. Instead of complying with the law. Thecolonists staged protests and encouraged law enforcers to send the tea back to Britain.A collective label for the Quebec Act and the Coercive ActsThe acts united the colonists instead of isolating them. The First
Causes and Outcomes of the RevolutionHIS/110 Version 52Intolerable Actsby the colonists.Continental Congress was called and the Continental Association was formed to supervise a boycott of British trade. Boston Tea PartyOn December 16, 1773, protests were staged. A squad of sixty colonists dressed as Mohawk Indians got on Hutchinson’s ship and threw 342 chests of tea into Boston Harbor.The Coercive Acts were four separate acts developed to punish Massachusetts for the attack. They recruited a militia to save themselves from the British. According to them, they were attempting to snatch away their freedom. A conflict between Britain and its North American colonies was feared to spread into a full scale war.