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troublesome taxation in the future”. (The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, 2014) Townshend Acts 1967 the Townshend acts were intended to raise revenue with external duties and good the some colonist imported from Britain. Duties on glass, lead for paint, tea, paper, and a handful of other items were instituted in 1767 by these acts. The Act met with the resistance in the colonies, which lead to the British troops to go into Boston in 1768, resulted into the Boston massacre of 1770, and, led to the events of the Revolutionary War. Tea Act The East India Company was given a monopoly on the sale of tea to North America in this 1773 act. The colonists did not feel that it was fair 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. The colonists staged protests and encouraged law enforcers to send the tea back to Britain. Intolerable Acts The series of acts British Parliament passed in 1774 in reaction to the Boston Tea Party came to be known in the American colonies as the Intolerable Acts. (UShistory, 2014) Intolerable Acts closed the Boston ports, and stopped town meeting, then allowed the British troops to move into the colonist homes then forced the colonist to support the British. The acts united the colonists instead of isolating them. On Monday morning, the 29th of November, 1773, a London wanted to close the port of Boston and in turn lead to
Causes and Outcomes of the Revolution HIS/110 Version 5 3 Boston Tea Party handbill was posted all over Boston, containing the following words: "Friends! Brethren! Countrymen!--That worst of plagues, the detested tea, shipped for this port by the East India Company, is now arrived in the harbor (Boston Tea Party Historical Society, 2008). some events leading to the Revolutionary War. Boston Massacre The Boston Massacre was a street fight that occurred on March 5, 1770, between a "patriot" mob, throwing snowballs, stones, and sticks, and a squad of British soldiers. Several colonists were killed and this led to a campaign by speech-writers to rouse the ire of the citizenry. . (UShistory, 2014) After killing 5 civilians and injuring 6 others the town people got angry which filled the fire to help start the Revolutionary War. Declaration of Independence The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America, When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation (Archives.gov, 2014).

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