The Intolerable Acts

1774

Summary

  • Meant to punish colonists for throwing tea into the Boston Harbor
  • Took away Massachusetts self government and their historic rights
  • Mean to reverse the trend of colonial resistance

Reaction

  • Triggered an outrage and more resistance
  • Seen by colonists as an "intolerable act"
  • Viewed a threat
  • Eventually led to the American Revolutionary War in April 1775