The British government passed the Coercive Acts as a punitive measure to deal with colonies refusing to pay taxes. These taxes were intended to reclaim some of the money they spent defending the colonies during the Seven... More »

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... More »

The Intolerable Acts were measures passed by the British Parliament in 1774 in reaction to the Boston Tea Party. The provisions of the acts included the closure of the port of Boston, a British government in Massachusett... More »

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The Townshend Acts were a series of legislative measures that the English parliament took in hopes of quelling a rebellion by the American colonists, and the acts imposed taxes on different trades so that the salaries of... More »

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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... More »

Coercive federalism involves a strong centralized national government that exercises strict control over its states through the use of mandates or orders, often without providing the funding to carry out those requiremen... More »

A parliamentary democracy is a form of government where voters elect the parliament, which then forms the government. The party with the most votes picks the leader of the government. Prime ministers are beholden both to... More »