Essay on American History : The Boston Tea Party

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The Boston Tea Party

Santeanna Colunga
Survey Of American History 101-00F-F1-201620
Mark Myers
December 7,2016

The British Parliament was finding many ways to make laws and impose taxes on the American colonies. The British Parliament is the supreme legislative body in the UK. They wanted to have complete control over America. They first started with the Proclamation Act of 1763. This act forbade settlement anywhere that passed a line drawn which went through the Appalachian Mountains. Sugar Acts (Revenue Act) of 1764, which is the next act created, was an adjusted version of the Sugar and Molasses Act of 1733. This act puts taxes on sugar and other goods. Then it goes to the Currency Act of 1764 to the Quartering Act of 1765 which helped the British by lowering taxes on keeping soldiers in America. There have been several more acts that have passed before getting to the Tea Act. There’s the Stamp Acts of 1765, the Declaratory Act of 1766, and the Townshend Act of 1767, but besides all of that, there’s this act which is known as the Tea Act of 1773 and the Townshend Act. These specific acts set off a major event in 1773. The Townshend Act of 1767 was a massive surprise for the colonist. It was introduced to them by Charles Townshend in 1767. “The Townshend Act was made to impose taxes on lead, glass, paper, paints, and tea that were to be imported into the American colonies.” (Alchin,2015) Townshend’s…

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