acts of revolution
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The Act allowed freedom of worship for all Christians in Maryland.
NAVIGATION ACTS 1660
Acts passed by British Parliament to control and limit access of trade with Great Britain.
Stated all goods must be traded on English ships, through English ports, by English citizens.
MOLASSES ACT 1733
British law that imposed a tax of six pence per gallon on molasses, sugar, and rum imported from non-British colonies into North American colonies.
PROCLAMATION LINE 1763
A Royal decree (Law) that prohibited the North American colonists from establishing or maintaining settlements west of an imaginary line running down the crest of the Appalachian Mountains.
SUGAR ACT 1764
Replaced the Molasses Act of 1733
Reduced the rate of tax six pence to three pence per gallon
duty be strictly enforced.
The act also listed more foreign goods to be taxed including sugar, certain wines, coffee, pimiento, cambric and printed calico, and further, regulated the export of lumber and iron.
STAMP ACT 1765
Was a direct tax on colonist-sales tax.
Required that printed materials in the colonies be produced on stamped paper produced in London, carrying an embossed revenue stamp.
Like previous taxes, the stamp tax had to be paid in valid British currency, not in colonial paper money.
The Stamp Act was Parliament's first serious attempt to assert governmental authority over the colonies.
QUARTERING ACT 1765
Each colonial assembly was directed to provide for the basic needs of soldiers stationed within its borders.
Specified items included bedding, cooking utensils, firewood, beer or cider and candles.
This law was expanded in 1766 and required the assemblies to billet soldiers in taverns and unoccupied houses.
TOWNSHEND ACT 1767
Taxes on glass, paint, oil, lead, paper, and tea.
Designed to raise £40,000 a year for the administration of the colonies.
QUEBEC ACT 1774
Designed to organize and provide greater rights to the French inhabitants of Canada, which had come under British rule through the Treaty of Paris, in 1763.
Recognition was also given to the Roman Catholic Church; this was an important gesture because Catholics were previously ineligible for public office, but now could qualify by taking an oath of loyalty to Britain.
INTOLERABLE ACT 1774
Response to the "Boston Tea Party" with the five Coercive Acts of 1774.
closed the port of Boston until the East India Company was paid for the lost tea.
ended rights of self-government-no town meetings, all government positions appointed by King
Provided that British officials accused of committing crimes in a colony might be taken to England for trial.
allowed the British to quarter British soldiers in colonial buildings at the expense of the colonists, including colonists' homes.