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.
The Townshend Acts were a line of laws that were passed by the Parliament of Britain that affected the colonies of North America. The act was named after Charles Townshend who drafted the proposal. The Townshend Acts involved five laws such as the Revenue Act of 1767, The purpose of the Townshend Act was to raise revenue for the salaries of governors and judges. It permitted taxes on demanding imports like tea, paint, and paper. The Boston Massacre resulted as a result.
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.