Declaratory Act 1766


Declaratory Act in the Colonies

The Declaratory act that the parliaments taxing authority was the same in America as in Great Britain. The parliaments had directly taxed colonies for the revenue for the sugar act and stamp act.


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This law is about an 'Act' that asserted Parliament's authority to pass binding laws on the colonies and the colonies did not dispute the notion of Parliamentary supremacy over the law. We also learned that the Declaratory Act was an exact copy of the 1719 Irish Declaratory which forced Ireland into total submission under the crown.