American Revolution

The British were simply in debt because it cost so much to govern and defend their large empire and on top of that the costs went up even more durning the French and Indian War. One way they could pay it off was to tax the Americans on every day goods. Some of the major taxations were the Sugar Act, the Quartering Act, the Stamp Act, and the Townshend Act. The Sugar Act put taxes on sugar, wine, and coffee. The Quartering Act forced colonists to house and provision the British soldiers. The Stamp Act forced colonists to pay a tax on newspaper, legal documents, pamphlets and cards. The Townshend Acts put a tax on glass, tea, and paper. The Americans took action by boycotting the products they put taxes on. Also they destroyed a shipment of tea in a protest known as the Boston Tea Party because of the tax on tea. The Quartering Act resulted in the Boston Massacre where a unruly crowd threatened a squad of British soldiers, resulting in five deaths.

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