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1773 The Tea Act This law was passed after the Townshend Act was repealed It started when the British heard about the colonies corresponding with one another The Parliament decided to open a new law the Tea Act The Tea Act gave all the American trade to the East India Company This angered the colonist because it put shippers and merchants out of business Even thought now the tea would be cheaper they still taxes the colonists The colonists soon retaliated by one night some colonists organized themselves They went aboard the ships in Boston dressed like Indians and destroyed all the chests of tea on the ship This helped lead to the revolutionary war because now the colonists were fighting back Also the colonists were more angered when after the Boston Tea party the British still didnt repeal the Tea Act 1774 The Intolerable Acts The King George III was furious when he heard about the Boston Tea Party So he tried mastering the colonies by having the Parliament pass four harsh laws In fact the laws were so intolerable that the colonists called them the Intolerable Acts The first law was that the British would close the port of Boston until the colonists paid for the tea they destroyed The second law was that the British greatly restricted representative government in MA Town meetings could only be held with the governors permission Towns were also forbidden to appoint committees of corespondents The third law was the British were allowed to house their troops where ever necessary The fourth law was the British allowed British officials accused of crimes to stand trial in Britain rather than the colonies King George III had General Gage appointed governor to inverse the intolerable acts This led to the Revolutionary War because the laws were very unfair to the colonists and caused events to happen like the first continental congress which led up to the Revolutionary
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