How did the colonists react to the Sugar Act?


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The colonists were angry about the Sugar Act largely due to the economic consequences. This act added a tax of three cents on refined sugar. It also increased import taxes on non-British coffee, certain wines, textiles and indigo dye, and it banned French wine and foreign rum importation.

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How did the colonists react to the Sugar Act?
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The Sugar Act passed on April 5, 1764. Colonists took action against the British in opposition to the Sugar Act. They boycotted English products, and this earned the attention of Great Britain by hurting them financially. The Parliament repealed the Sugar Act after British merchants started complaining due to the financial consequences of the boycotts.

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