Hist 1301 – Us History to 1877 Chapter 2.

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There were many parliamentary measures that were affecting most seriously the North American colonies from 1764 to 1774.The parliamentary measures that could be consider as most important ones during this 10 year period are: Sugar, Currency, Stamp, Quartering, Declaratory, Townshend, Tea, and Coercive Acts. By the cause of these parliamentary measures there was a push back from the colonies either by not obeying the law or by protesting against them. Some of the measures such as the Townshend and Stamp Acts were cut back because of the colonies unwillingness to obey them. The measures contributed to high political tensions between the Colonies and England. England had to be able to sustain their colonies so, The Parliament, desiring revenue from its North American colonies, passed the Sugar Act law specifically aimed to raise colonial money for the English Crown. The act increased duties on non-British goods shipped to the colonies. The Currency Act regulated paper money issued by the colonies of British America, the Act sought to protect British merchants and creditors from being paid in low value colonial money. American colonists responded to the Sugar Act and the Currency Act with protest. In Massachusetts, participants met because the colonies were not represented in the House of Commons, where it emerged the “No Taxation without Representation” (Forner 143). They suggested some form of united protest throughout the colonies. By the end of that specific year (1764), some colonies were practicing no importation, and a refusal to use imported English goods. The British angered even more the American colonists with the Quartering Act, which required the colonies to provide housing and supplies to British soldiers. The Stamp Act was enacted to raise lot money for Britain. It taxed printed documents, from newspaper to playing cards. American colonists responded to

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