1767 - TOWNSHEND ACTS - The Townshend Acts were a series of acts passed, beginning in 1767, by the Parliament of Great Britain relating to the British colonies in North America. The acts are named after Charles Townshend, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, who proposed the programme.
Townshend Acts. A series of laws. That the English Parliament made for the colonist. The Townshend Acts imposed duties on glass, lead, paints, paper and tea imported into the colonies. Townshend hoped the acts would defray imperial expenses in the colonies, but many Americans viewed the taxation as an abuse of power, resulting in the passage of agreements to limit imports from Britain.
This website is very helpful. It gives many details about the Sugar Act and the reason why it was applied. In addition, it gives other information like names and dates. I learned that on April 5, 1764 Parliament passed a modified version of the sugar Act.
This foldable is a great way for students to take notes while learning about the causes of the Revolutionary War. Causes Included: - French & Indian War - Sugar Act - Stamp Act - Sons of Liberty - Townshend Acts - Boston Massacre - Tea Act - Boston Tea Party - Intolerable Acts - First Continental Congress - Battle of Lexington & Concord This foldable covers Georgia Performance standards: SS4H4 The student will explain the causes, events, and results of the American Revolution.