Intolerable Acts
By: Jon

Who?
British Parliment
Where?
American Colonies
When?
1774
What/How/Why?
The British put the Intolerable acts into play in 1774 they also used taxation without representation on the colonies after the French and Indian War to gain money. The Intolerable Acts were punishment for people who participated in the Boston Tea Party as a punishment. The very first act of the Intolerable Acts was the Boston Port Act; the Port Acts said that the harbor was closed until money was paid to the British from the colonists from all of the wasted and damaged tea. The second was the Massachusetts Government Act which eliminated and canceled their charter which had been put into play in 1691. Third was Administration of Justice Act which meant if you were charged with a crime or something even more serious they could go to court in Britain or even in other colonies. Fourth was the Quartering Act which had been in place before but was cancelled in 1770 it meant that the colonies would have to give shelter to British soldiers its contract stated that it would be put into play until March,24,1776. Added to the Intolerable Acts the fifth and final act the was the Quebec Act of 1774 which meant that there could be no trade of furs within the range of the Mississippi and Ohio Rivers they gave this power to the colony of Quebec which originally belonged to France but France gave it up in 1763 by rule of the Treaty of Paris.The Intolerable Acts were meant to threaten the colonies and they hoped that it would separate Massachusetts from the other colonies, but instead it almost made them take more action and the colonies came together to talk about these Acts and formed the first Continental Congress on September 5, 1774.



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