Townshend acts
by Tyler

 

Who:  The  British Goverment was the one who placed the townshend acts on the colonists.

What: The Government didnt like being ignored by the traitor colonists because of the stamp act. The government needed to find away to tax the colonist. The government figured out a plan called the Townshend act. It was a tax that was placed on imported goods, lead, glass, paint, and tea.

When: The townshend acts happened between 1767-1772.

Where: The Townshend act affected all of the colonies.

How: The townshend act happened was when the colonist had another set of laws printed out. The new sets of laws were called the Quartering and stamp acts.  The laws stated that they had to help pay for the stationing of the British soldier in the colonies. They also had to house the soldiers, feed them, and take care of their wounds. The other part of the law stated that they have to pay a tax on their stamps.

Why: The reason the Townshend acts were placed was because the British government was tired of the colonist not obeying the laws. They then decided to give them a law that they had to pay taxes on tea, glass, paper, lead, and paint. Another one of the acts started a customs agency in Boston to collect them accurately.






Sources

Martin, James Kirby. "Revolutionary War in America." World Book Online Reference Center. 2008. internet  9 Jan. 2008 <http://www.worldbookonline.com/wb/Article?id=ar466820>.

 

"Townshend Acts Imposed on the Colonies 1767." historycentral.com history's home on the web. © 2000 MultiEducator, Inc. All rights reserved. 9 Jan 2008 <http://www.historycentral.com/revolt/Townshend.html>.



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