Propaganda Poster: Free From Taxes

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Propaganda Poster: Free From Taxes

The Townshend Acts were a series of acts beginning in 1767, and was passed by the Parliament of Britain. The first act of the Townshend Act suspended New York's assembley until New Yorkers agreed to provide housing for the troops. The other acts placed duties, or import taxes, on various goods brought into the colonies, such as glass, paper, paint, lead, and tea. To enforce the acts, British officers would use writ od assistance, or search warrants, to enter homes or buissnesses to search for smuggled goods.

The Tea Act

1767 - The Townshend Acts1770 - The Boston Massacre1773 - The Tea Act1774 - The Intolerable Acts

The Tea Act of 1773, was an Act of the Parliament. On the day of the Boston Massacre, Parliment proposed the repeal of the Townshend acts becuase of the colonial boycott. The Parliment still kept the tax on tea to show that they still had power over the colonists. The tea act gave the British East India Company control over the American tea trade.

The Boston Massacre

The Boston Massacre was a street fight that occured on March 5, 1770. A group of youths and dockworkers started trading insults with the Red Coats, in front of the Custon House . A fight broke out and soldiers began firing, 5 people were killed.

Intolerable Acts

The Boston Tea Party was an an act of defiance toward the British government and took place in 1773. The British shipped off tea to the colonies and expected tax money in return but the colonists rebelled and threw all the tea into the Boston Harbor. Britain was furious so the created many new laws to prevent this from happening. These laws were called the Intolerable Acts and took place in 1774.

Free From Taxes

The Townshend Acts


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