Sugar Act 1764 and Stamp Act 1765 Left: Tarring and feathering of a British exciseman by a Liberty Tree. Right: A tax collector being tarred and feathered in 1774.
Declaratory Act 1766 I AM THE KING, AND IF I DON’T GET TO BE THE LEADER I AM TAKING THE BALL AND GOING HOME!
Originated by Charles Townshend and passed by the English Parliament shortly after the repeal of the Stamp Act. They were designed to collect revenue from the colonists in America by putting customs duties on imports of glass, lead, paints, paper, and tea. Townshend Acts 1767
Cousin To Sam Adams Considered a Moderate in the Struggle against Britain
Believed in Rule of Law (No one is above the law)
Defended the British Troops in from the Boston Massacre
Tea Act 1773 The Tea Act was a tax placed on tea by the British Parliament. This all happened on April 27,1773, in Boston, Massachusetts. When the British placed a tax on tea the colonists were very upset. The British lowered tea prices so no other tea company could compete with them trying to force the colonists to buy from them. Since the only place colonists could pay a low price for tea was Great Britain, some bought the tea and accepted the taxes. But many colonists bought tea from other countries even if they had to pay higher prices just to keep from paying any taxes to Great Britain.
Boston Tea Party 1773 On the evening of December 16, 1773, a group of men disquised as native Americans boarded three tea ships docked in Boston Harbor and dumped 342 tea chest into the Harbor