The British Parliament passed several acts such as the Stamp Act 1765, the Townshend 1767 and Tea Act of 1773 on the American colonies to generate revenue to help pay for the debt incurred by England in the French & Indian War. As you read the documents note the time frame and consider the colonial reaction to each act.Massachusetts Assembly Resolutions on the Stamp Act 1765 (Links to an external site.)
Benjamin Franklin and the Stamp Act Crisis 1766 (Links to an external site.)
Bostonians Protest the Townshend Acts 1767; John Hancock (Links to an external site.)
John Adams Describes the Situation in Boston Five Days Prior to the Boston Tea Party 1773 (Links to an external site.)
The Boston Tea Party 1773; George Robert Twelve (Links to an external site.)
From the documents, which of the British acts angered the colonists most and why? Cite specific passages from the documents.Of the numerous revenue generating acts passed by the British Parliament mentioned in the text and documents (Sugar Act, Stamp Act, Townshend Act, Tea Act, etc) which act served to unite the colonies against Great Britain and why?