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    The Townshend Act and Protest of the Colonists The Townshend Acts’ repeal of the Stamp Act left Britain's financial problems unresolved. Parliament had not given up the right to tax the colonies and in 1767, at the urging of chancellor of the Exchequer Charles Townshend, it passed the Townshend Acts, which imposed taxes on lead, glass, tea, paint, and paper that Americans imported from Britain. In an effort to strengthen its own authority and the power of royal colonial officials, Parliament

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    Townshend Act Dbq

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    The Sugar Act the act was placed in 1764 this was a direct tax and they felt that this would stop smuggling but the colonist still had no money, that next year The Stamp Act got placed in 1765 on almost all printed items such as newspapers and pamphlets to wills and playing cards, after this tax was placed the colonist felt that it was time to take action but the parliament ignored, but then in october delegates came together and made a petition to repeal the act in March 1766 the act got repealed

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    to help repay the debt. Initially, the British introduced the Sugar Act in 1764. The colonists did not approve of the British taking control over them. The colonists opposed the Sugar Act because they had to pay three cent tax on sugar. In addition, the Sugar Act increased the taxes on coffee, indigo, and wine. This act was the start of colonist frustration. Subsequently came the Stamp Act the following year in 1765. The Stamp Act was the mind changer for many colonists known as the Patriots. The

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    One of the various imperial policies created by the British government was the Stamp Act Of 1765, this policy called for taxation of every printed document in the colonies, such as newspapers, wills, licenses, among others. It was also an attempt by England to raise revenue from the colonies without consent from colonial assemblies, instead of serving the purpose of regulating commerce as other

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    The Sons of Liberty first came into play in the mid-1760s. The Sons of Liberty were a group of young men workers who were completely against the stamp act. This group was against the men of appointing the stamp act as well as the tax collectors. In the book Desperate Sons by Les Standiford it says that the group was upset at Van Schaack because he supposedly appointed the job of the local tax collector. The group wanted to let all of Albany know that if there were any members of the community that

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    decline in the time leading up to 1775. The British had more fault in the waning of the relationship because of their Parliamentary Acts, the significant figures, and the conflicts that they sparked that eventually led to the American Revolution. Before 1775, Parliament in Britain had created many new policies and acts that at times infuriated the colonists. The Tea Act of 1773 was passed by Parliament that allowed the British East India Company to export tea to America without having to pay navigation

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    Road To Revolution

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    The French and Indian war, Pontiac’s Rebellion, The Sugar act, The Stamp act, Declaratory act, and The Townshend act. I will also be talking about The Boston Massacre, The Boston Tea Party, and Intolerable acts. It is a really cool so you might want to read this essay. It is time to go to paragraph 2, The Navigation acts of 1660. Paragraph 2, Navigation acts of 1660In the Navigation Act of 1660. Parliament passed a series of Navigation acts limiting colonial trade by using the system of mercantilism

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    government go wrong? What really caused the American Revolution? Because of the combined events of the Stamp Act, Townshend Acts, Boston Massacre, and the Boston Tea Party, a revolution was born. The first act placed on the colonists was a way for the British government to earn extra revenue after the French and Indian War. Because of the wax tax stamps, the act was consequently named The Stamp Act, which taxed all...

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    colonists. This lead to the British Parliament passing and repealing taxes and acts that all lead up to the American Revolution. The response from the American colonists were mostly reasonable, due to the fact that the British were violating their rights. Some ways they reacted to the taxations were: protesting, boycotting, and rebellion. An example of protesting as their response is when the British Government passed the Stamp Act, which stated that everything that the colonists bought that was a printed

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    from this event. Unfortunately, the colonists were taxed and treated unfairly throughout British ruling causing a rebellion against the mother land and its totalitarian power. The following events such as The Sugar Act , The Quartering Act ,The Stamp Act, The Townshend Acts, The Tea Acts including The Boston Massacre were a few of the reasons why the colonies rebelled against Britain. The Boston Tea Party was another event that would change American history forever and push towards a revolution which

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