Townshed Acts
By:Sami


   The Townshed Acts started in about 1767 and ended during the Boston Tea Party. King George the Third of England had decided to remove Prime Minister Rockingham with William Pitt because he was more popular with the colonies. William Pitt thought that the colonies should have the same rights as the British.

    William Pitt later got sick and then Charles Townshed, Chancellor of the Exchequer, took over the rein of the government. He wanted to strengthen the power of the British Parliament and the power of the officials. He had convinced the parliament to pass a series of laws that would tax the colonists. These laws included taxes on  lead, paper, glass, and tea.The act also said that the judges colonial officials, and government would receive their salaries directly from the crown. 

Summary:  



Who?
King George the Third of England had removed Prime Minister Rockingham had replaced him with William Pitt because he was popular with the colonies.
What? William Pitt thought that the colonist should have the same rights as the British. Taxes included being taxed on lead, tea, paper, glass and paint.William Pitt later became sick and then Charles Townshed, Chancellor of the Exchequer, took over the rein of the government. He wanted to strengthen the power of the British Parliament and the power of the officals. He had convinced the Parliament to pass a series of laws that would tax the colonists on lead, tea, paper, and paint. The act also said that the judges, colonial officals, and government would receive their salaries directly from the crown.
Where? The Townshed Acts happened in the colonies and British.
When? The Townshed Acts started in 1767 and ended in on the Boston Tea Party.
Why? The Townshed Acts happened because William Pitt thought that the colonist should have the same rights as the British.







Sources


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"Townshend Acts Imposed on the Colonies 1767." Townshend Acts Imposed on the Colonies 1767. 2000. MultiEducator, Inc.. 10 Jan 2007 <http://www.multied.com/Revolt/Townshend.html>.

2."Townshend Acts Repealed 1770." Townshend Acts Repealed 1770. 2000. MultiEducator, Inc.. 10 Jan 2007 <http://www.multied.com/Revolt/TownshendRepealed.html>.

3. "Townshed Act." Townshed Act. 15 Jan 2007 <http://www.cr-cath.pvt.k12.ia.us/lasalle/Resources/8th%20Grade%20Websites/Jordan%20M%
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