The Intolerable Acts
By: Christopher Le and Nick Strauss
Causes of the Intolerable Acts
Tensions between the British and the Americans were already apparent by the time the Intolerable acts were made. In fact, the Intolerable acts were a semi direct response to the Boston Tea party, a rebellious act against taxes and british control. British control is the theme that Patriots back then were exactly against. Such tension from previous conflicts serves as causes for the intolerable acts.
Characteristics of The Intolerable Acts
- The Intolerable Acts were two separate acts, known as the Coercive acts and the Quebec act.
- Coercive acts: four separate acts
- Boston port act: Boston ports were closed until the East India Company was repaid for the damage done by the Boston Tea Party and the king felt that order was restored in the area.
- Massachusetts Government Act: Most positions in government were appointed by king or governor. Town meetings were also very limited to one per year.
- Administration of Justice act: Allowed governor to move trials of accused royal officials to more biased areas such as great britain.
- Quartering Act: Allowed soldiers to stay in homes of citizens.
- Quebec Act: Shifted government policy and borders to favor Britain and remove influence from france.