Townshend Act

June 1767

General Overview

Taxes on goods colonist imported(glass, paper, tea, paint). New board of custom collectors in Boston.The money collected from these import taxes and was used to pay the salaries of these British colonial officials.The Townshend act happened due to the repeal of the stamp act.


Worsen relationship

They still complained about no taxation without representation. They talked about the need to have political independence.The colonies were unhappy and the tension between Great Britain grew.