The Townshend Act, 1767

By Baby Moves

The Act Summarized

Issued by the Parliament of Great Britain

The act was named after Charles Townshend

Five different acts

To raise revenue of governors and judges so they would remain loyal to Great Britain

Colonial Response

Became widespread

A series of twelve essays

They argued that there was no difference between "internal" and "external" taxes

Taxes imposed on the colonies we unconstitutional

Resuilted in the Boston Massacre of 1770`