The Townsend Act

More Taxes and Stuff 1767

The New Act!

Parliament is releasing a new act! You better get excited colonists for the ..... TOWNSEND ACT!!! We are trying to fix what you guys didn't like about the stamp act already.

What are we taxing?

  • For every hundred weight of crown, plate, flint, and white glass ... green glass ... red lead ... white lead ... painters colors ...
  • For every pound weight of tea ...
  • For every ream of paper ... (of any kind)
  • And for and upon all paper which shall be printed, painted, or stained, in Great Britain, to serve for hangings or other uses ...
  • For and upon all silks so printed, stained, or painted, in Great Britain ...

Lawful Searches and Siezes

This act is also making it lawful for the officers of Britian to arrest and search any property that they believe could have been linked to smuggling.