TOWNSHEND ACTS
By: Joshua

 

King George III originally had a man named William Pitt as the Chancellor of the Exchequer. Pitt was a favorite in the colonies, because he disagreed to the stamp acts an believed that the colonists had the right to live in America with out a leader. Pitt soon became very sick, so then King George replaced William with Charles Townshend. Unlike William, Charles didnt care about the rights of the colonists. He convinced parliament to pass a series of laws that he wrote. These laws taxed everything that came in and out of the Colonies. It also insured that every judge, official, and governor received a salary from the king.

 

Martin, James Kirby. "Revolutionary War in America-Results of War." World Book Online Reference Center. 2008. Internet   4 Jan. 2008 <http://www.worldbookonline.com/wb/Article?id=ar466820>.

MultiEducator, Inc.  Townshend acts 2000. 15. Jan. 2008  <http://www.multied.com/Revolt/Townshend.html


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