Townshend Act

1767

The Acts Summarized

  • Named after Charles Townshend
  • Series of acts passed relating to the British Colonies in North America
  • 5 main acts are the Revenue Act, Indemnity Act, Commissioners of Customs Act, Vice Admiralty Act, and the New York Restraining Act.

Summarize Response

  • Ended up resulting in the Boston Massacre
  • Mad because of the increased tax revenue
  • Glad because they felt there was no difference between internal and external taxes