The American colonists reacted negatively overall to the Quartering Acts passed in the late eighteenth century by the British Parliament. The Acts were resented as representing an imposition by Parliament.Continue Reading
Two Quartering Acts were passed in 1765 and 1774 requiring the colonists to house and support British troops protecting them against the French. The first also required them to feed the troops. This was removed from the second Act in 1774.
The New York colonial assembly refused to comply and was censured by Parliament, which prohibited the assembly from enacting any further legislation until they complied. There were skirmishes on the streets of New York. Tensions grew and the dispute resulted in the Third Amendment to the United States Constitution.Learn more about US History
American colonists protested the Stamp Act of 1765 because it was a tax imposed on them by the British Parliament instead of their elected colonial legislatures. They believed it was unjust to be taxed without their consent by unelected rulers.Full Answer >
British Parliament implemented the Coercive Acts, known to the American colonists as the Intolerable Acts, to punish the residents of Boston for the Boston Tea Party and strengthen British control over Massachusetts. The British hoped to use strict martial law to isolate Boston and New England from the other colonies.Full Answer >
The Townshend Acts, a number of laws imposed upon Britain's American colonists to impose taxes and extract revenue, met with overwhelming opposition in the colonies and caused the dissenting colonists to call for a boycott on taxed items. The colonists then followed the boycott with both verbal and violent protests, prompting British soldiers to kill five American civilians in the Boston Massacre of 1770.Full Answer >
The Intolerable Acts were the last of a series of acts levied by the British that sparked outrage among the American colonists, who called for an intercolonial conference that eventually became known as the First Continental Congress. From there events spiraled into the American Revolutionary War.Full Answer >