On this day in 1774, British Parliament passes the Boston Port Act, closing the port of Boston and demanding that the city's residents pay for the nearly $1 million worth (in today's money) of tea dumped into Boston Harbor during the Boston Tea Party of December 16, 1773. The Boston Port Act was designed to punish the inhabitants of Boston, Massachusetts for the incident that would become known as the Boston Tea Party. The Port Act was one of a series of British Laws referred to as the Intolerable Acts passed by the Parliament of Great Britain 1774. The event became known as the Boston Tea Party, and it inspired several smaller such acts. In response to the event and those that followed, Parliament passed the Boston Port Act on March 31, 1774, which effectively shut down the port of Boston. The act was meant to force Boston into paying for tea dumped into the harbor four months earlier during the Boston Tea Party. Rather than separating Boston from the rest of the colonies, the Boston Port Act ignited all of the colonies into anti-British actions. Boston Harbor was shut down. For weeks after the Boston Tea Party, the 92, 000 pounds of tea dumped into the harbor caused it to smell. As a result of the Boston Tea Party, the British shut down Boston Harbor until all of the 340 chests of British East India Company tea were paid for.
The four acts were (1) the Boston Port Bill, which closed Boston Harbor; (2) the Massachusetts Government Act, which replaced the elective local government with an appointive one and increased the powers of the military governor; (3) the Administration of Justice Act, which allowed British officials charged with
So the British government passed the Coercive Acts in 1774. Boston Port Act was when the British closed Boston Harbor until the colonists paid for the tea that was dumped. This prevented food and other supplies needed from coming in to Boston. The laws also banned all town meetings in the colonies.
On this day in 1774, British Parliament passes the Boston Port Act, closing the port of Boston and demanding that the city's residents pay for the nearly $1 million worth (in today's money) of tea dumped into Boston Harbor during the Boston Tea Party of December 16, 1773.
The Boston Port Act was one of the Coercive, or Intolerable Acts, enacted by Parliament in reaction to the Boston Tea Party. The intent of the Intolerable Acts was to reaffirm British authority over the American colonies.
Intolerable Acts. The Intolerable Acts were punitive laws passed by the British Parliament in 1774 after the Boston Tea Party. The laws were meant to punish the Massachusetts colonists for their defiance in the Tea Party protest in reaction to changes in taxation by the British to the detriment of colonial goods.
May 20, 1774
American government collapsed in 1774-75 because of what? Americans stopped paying their taxes, so that by 1776 90 percent were in a tax rebellion. b. Colonists began to ignore the governors appointed by the king and set up their own conventions and committees.
The Massachusetts Government Act was one of the Coercive, or Intolerable Acts, enacted by Parliament in reaction to the Boston Tea Party. The Massachusetts Government Act decreed that colonial officials were to be appointed and paid by the crown, not democratically elected.
The Boston Port Act of 1774. Astonished and enraged, Parliament decided to punish the colonists and force them into compliance with what the English called the Coercive Acts of 1774, and the colonists referred to as the Intolerable Acts. One of these was the Boston Port Act, which shut down Boston's harbor.
Second, the Massachusetts Government Act abrogated the colony's charter of 1691, reducing it to the level of a crown colony, replacing the elective local council with an appointive one, enhancing the powers of the military governor, Gen. Thomas Gage, and forbidding town meetings without approval.
Siege of Boston and Battle of Bunker Hill Following the battles of Lexington and Concord, colonial militiamen surrounded Boston in an effort to contain the British troops there. However, because the British maintained control of Boston Harbor, they were able to receive additional soldiers and supplies.
What did colonists do to protest British rule? They took part in the Boston Tea Party, they sent a petition to parliament, and they agreed to stop most trade with Britain and formed militias. How did the Coercive Acts affect trade in Boston? They closed the ports of Boston which cut off all legal trade.
Quebec Act, 1774, passed by the British Parliament to institute a permanent administration in Canada replacing the temporary government created at the time of the Proclamation of 1763. It gave the French Canadians complete religious freedom and restored the French form of civil law.