The Quartering Act of 1765 occurred in the 13 British colonies that would eventually form the beginning of the United States of America following the Revolutionary War. The act stated that British soldiers could be quartered in American homes.
Parliament passed the Quartering Act in direct response to the failure of the British Government to gain funding from colonial assemblies for the quartering of their troops during the French and Indian War. Despite protest from the colonists who claimed that the act violated the Bill of Rights introduced in 1689, British soldiers were housed in American barracks, homes, inns and other local businesses. This produced further unrest in the colonies and is regarded as one of the underlying causes of the rebellion.