Intolerable Acts
by Alanna

Who?

The British Parliament appointed the intolerable acts to the colonists. 

 
What?
The Intolerable, or Coercive acts were five laws that were strongly opposed to by the colonists.  Four of these were meant to punish the people of Massachusetts for the Boston Tea Party.  The first act was called the Boston Port Act, which was the act that closed the port of Boston until all the tea that was lost during the Boston Tea Party was paid for and the people of Boston respected British authority.  The second act stated that any British soldier who was arrested for murder could be sent to England for trial.  The third act was called the Massachusetts Government Act, which provided for a council appointed by the King and prohibited town meeting without the permission of the governor.  The fourth act, called the Quartering Act, forced colonists to allow British soldiers to stay in their homes and for the colonists provided food for them.  The fifth act, called the Quebec act, which was not an act of punishment, extended the province of Quebec southward to the Ohio River and granted freedom for Roman Catholics.        
 
Where?

They were created in Britain and taken into effect in the colonies.

When?

The year of 1774 

 
Why?

Response to the behavior of the colonists. 

 
How?  The Boston tea party caused the Intolerable Acts to go into effect.  






Source 1:

"Coercive Acts Imposed By British 1774." Coercive Acts Imposed By British 1774. 2000. History Central. 7 Feb 2007 <http://www.multied.com/Revolt/Coercive.html>.

 

Source 2

Bullion, John L. "Intolerable Acts." World Book Online Reference Center. 2007. [Internet. Feb 7,2007.] <http://www.worldbookonline.com/wb/Article?id=ar279900>.

 

Source 3

"Intolerable Acts." Wikipedia. 7 Feb 2007 <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Intolerable_Acts>.

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