Townshend Act

    William Pitt became sick and Charles Townsend took over the government. He wasnt that concerned about American rights. He wanted to strengthen the power of British Parliament witch would give more power to royal official.

    People were mad that they had to pay a tax for stamps. So they wanted to pay a tax for different things that arent important, like paper, glass, lead, paint, and tea imported into the colonies. Instead of calling them taxes they called them duty. Then parliament withdrew the duties but kept the duty for the tea.
  In 1767 they passed a law. It was called townshend Acts after the finance official who wrote them. The pot taxes on paint, glass, lead, paper, and tea coming to America.


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2.  Ritchie, Donald, and Albert Broussard. American History. Westerville, Ohio: The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc., 1997

3."Townshend Acts Imposed on the Colonies 1767." History central. 2000. 19 Jan 2007 <>

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