The Intolerable Acts were laws passed by the British Parliament in England in 1774 in reaction to the Boston Tea Party, which affected the American colonists everywhere. These laws were called acts, so they did not actually take place anywhere in the sense of being an act that was committed.
These laws were harsh, forcing Americans to give up buildings, occupied or not, to British troops, along with supplies. They blocked Americans from the Boston Harbor and cut off the western colonies. British officials had to be sent back to England to be tried for crimes. The Intolerable Acts also annulled the charters of the colonies, putting the British Governors fully in charge.