British Acts Against The Colonists

April 28, 2009

     After the war the british began putting acts agaisnt the colonist.

     The acts all started with the Proclamaton of 1763. This law said that no colonist were alowed to settle west of the Appalachian Mountians. This made some colonists mad because, they had already settled there or had bought a piece of land.

     Next the British had the Quartering Act. This act stated that colonist had to house at least two soilders. The Bristish did this in order for them to save money. The colonist was upset because, they felt like this act was taking away their privacy, also they had to spend money that they didn’t have.

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     To help pay for their dept. due to the French and Indian war, the British came up with the Sugar Act, that taxed colonies directly. This made the colonies have to pay taxes for stuff like; suger, molasses, and other products shiped to the colonies. Colonial leaders felt that the colonist should not have to pay taxes for these stuff because the colonist was not represented in Parliment. British finance rejected, and colonist was forced to pay.

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     The British did not stop at the sugar act. They went on and came up with the Stamp Act in 1765. This act required all legal and commercial documents to carry an official stamp stating that tax had been paid. Everything had to have a stamp, even published materials such as newpapers. Colonial leaders made a protest. They had been taxed without their consent by a Parliment in which they had no voice.

    All of these acts eventually started tension between the colonist and the British because, the British were starting to take there rights, slowly.

                                                                                                        By: H.L.

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