Townshend Acts
 By: Colby

Who are the main groups of people?
Charles Townshend and the British Parliament.
What happened?
The British Parliament wanted to direct tax imported british goods.
When did the acts occur?
From June 15, 1767 to July 2, 1767.

Where did the acts take place?
Great Britain.
How did the colonists react?
Colonial merchants boycotted British imports, which put an economic strain on markets in Great Britain. On March 5, 1770, parliament repealed all of the Townshend acts except for a tea tax.
Why did the british put the acts into place?
To put more revenue in the colonies and to reinforce its authority in the colonies. it was also to put direct taxes on imported goods.

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