from the colonies, England passed several acts, the Stamp Act and the Quartering
shelter for the royal troops. The Stamp Act required the colonists to buy a
stamp when they purchased certain items. The Stamp Act angered everyone because
it hit everyone’s pocketbook. Colonists acted strongly and quickly, the Stamp
Act was later repealed.
Even though England had failed with the Stamp Act they continued trying
to gain control and tax the colonies. Parliament passed the Townshend Acts in
granted documents, or writs of assistance, to enforce the act. These documents,
reasonable suspicions to look for smuggled goods, at any time!
The colonists’ boycott of British goods paid off. In 1770 the British
government repealed the Townshend taxes on paint, paper, glass, and lead. The
The colonists stood their ground and fought for what they believed they
deserved. To be free! Free from England’s rule, free from their taxes, and free
to start their new world, America.