Intolerable Acts

Soon after the Boston Tea Party the British came out with five laws called the Coercive Acts.  In the colonies they were called the Intolerable Acts.  The British came out with these laws because they were very angry with the Americans for destroying all the tea during the Boston Tea Party.  
One Act Stated that the port in which the tea party occured was to be closed until the American's could compensate the company that provided the tea for their losses.  The second Act meant that the King of Britain would be able to appoint a royal governor to take over Massachusettes (the place where the boston tea party occured).  The governor could now choose all officials for Massachusettes.  The governor also put an end to meetings at the meeting houses.  Now all sheriffs and juries would be royal appointees as only the royal governor could choose them.
Act three also called the quartering act stated the the British were now allowed to house their soldiers wherever they wanted to in the colonies.  This meant that if a British soldier needed a place to stay you would be forced to allow that soldier to stay in your home.  You would also have to feed him.
continental congress
The Intolerable Acts did not serve the purpose they were meant to.  They were meant to punish the colonist.  Unfortunately for the British the Intolerable Acts only succeeded in uniting the cololies against the British.  The Americans were motivated to became an independent nation with out the British.  To fulfill their dream of becoming an independent nation the Continental Congress began.
samuel adams
One man that was strongly opposed to the intolerable acts was Samual Adams, an American.  He persuaded the colonies to cut off all trade with Britain, importing or exporting.
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Coercive Acts imposed by British 1774, 2000, MultiEducator, Inc, 12/9/03
John L. Bullion, " Intolerable Acts " World Book Online Reference Center,, December 9, 2003

Pauline Maier, " Adams, Samuel " World Book Online Reference Center,, December 9, 2003