Examples Of Intolerable Acts

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Intolerable Acts and the American Colonists Wars are amongst one of the most costly experiences a country may undergo. Many times in history, countries have reached huge deficits in effect of war debts. A popular example being the French and Indian War, also known as the Seven Years’ War. England had taken responsibility of all expenses and reached a debt that led to an imposition of taxes on American colonists in order to cover the outstanding war debt. The British Parliament enacted many levies including the Stamp Act, Sugar Act, Townshend Act, and the Intolerable Act. The Intolerable Act had the greatest burden on the American colonies due to its series of boycotts, the colonists being angered by taxation without representation, and eventually bringing the country to an almost definite war.…show more content…
153). Leading up to the Intolerable acts were a series of events that increased American tension towards the British. American colonists had been opposing all taxes and decisions from England from the beginning of the impressing taxes. The colonists reached a breaking point after the Townshend Acts, leading to the Boston Massacre of 1770. After this incident, the British removed all taxes on the colonists, except the tax on tea. Colonists resorted to smuggling tea from the Dutch rather than giving in to the British government. In attempt to lure Americans to buy British tea, the Tea Act of 1773 was passed. Americans viewed this as a way of the British to push the taxes onto the colonists. The final act of the revolt took place as Samuel Adams and the Sons of Liberty boarded ships in the Boston harbor and threw 342 chests of tea overboard (Boyer et al. 151). This resulted in what the British named The Coercive Acts, later nicknamed Intolerable Acts by the American
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