townshend act
 
Members of the British government didnt like always having to give into the demands of the British colonies on the stamp act. So they came up with a way to tax the colonies. A chancellor of the British named Charles Townshend put a tax on the colonies, the new tax was called the Townshend act.the townshend act was made in 1767. It put tax on thing like glass, lead, paint, paper, and tea. The Townshend act was making the Colonist unhappy so they brought up issues about taxation without representation, saying that if they had to pay taxes on everything British law they wanted to count in the British government. Eventually they accepted the new act but then Colonist protest and to stop buying British goods. The Colonist not buying goods economically hurt the British merchants, the British were angry about the protest against the Townshend act and then British troops entered the city of Boston and killed five people including Crispus Attucks. After the Boston massacre the British took away the Townshend act.

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