The Influence Of The 1764 Sugar Act

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The 1764 Sugar Act was an attempt to help bring England out of crippling debt resulted from the French and Indian War. Before the Sugar Act there was the Molasses Act in 1733 which was a simple six pence tax on every gallon of molasses purchased. With the Sugar Act's predecessor set to expire in 1763, the same year as the end of the French and Indian war, and the anticipation of greater demand for rum and molasses, it was clear the British Parliament needed to pass a new act. Parliament passed the Sugar Act which reduced the tax on molasses and put a small tax onto many other goods such as lumber, sugar, wine, coffee, pimiento, cambric, printed calico, and iron. On April 5, 1764 the act was passed and arrived in the Colonies. EVen though it

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