Intolerable Acts

Passed by British parliament in 1774 after Boston Tea Party

What is it?

The acts took away Massachusetts self-government and historic rights which triggered outrage and resistance in the 13 colonies. This was a key development in the American revolution in 1775.

Reaction of the colonists

Colonists viewed acts as a violation of their constitutional and natural rights as well as their colonial charters. They saw the acts as threatening to the liberties of all British America.