Intolerable Act

1774

The Act Summarized


  • Issued By British Parliament
  • They were meant to punish the Massachusetts Colonists for their defiance in throwing a large tea shipment into Boston harbor.
  • Took away Massachusetts self-government and historic rights , triggering outrage and resistance in the Thirteen Colonies .

Colonists Reaction Or Responses

  • Many colonists saw the act as a violation of their constitutional rights , their natural rights , and their colonial charters .
  • They viewed the acts as a threat to the liberties of all British American , not just Massachusetts .
  • They organized the First Continental Congress to coordinate a protest .