The Sugar Act

Kyle Kiger, Chen Qi

The Sugar Act- Date

The Sugar Act was established by the British Parliament in April 5th, 1764.


The French and Indian war was the main reason for the taxes on sugar because after the war, the British government was in massive war debt so they had to raise all taxes, including the basic necessities like sugar

The Sugar Act- What was it?

The Sugar Act was also known as the Plantation Act and the Revenue Act. The British wanted absolute control over the colonies sugar imports. The British then could quickly recover from the war debt. As a result of the Sugar Act, colonial maritime commerce was severely damaged.

The Sugar Act- Explanation

All thirteen colonies were impacted by the Sugar Act. The colonists were very unhappy with the taxation on sugar. There was a total of fifty letters sent to Parliament to retaliate against the Sugar Act. This Act was repealed in 1765 due to overwhelming anger from the colonists. Parliament later imposed another Act that was called the Stamp Act that imposed taxes on every sent document.


The Act of taxing the colonies affected the imports/manufactures of rum in New England. This Act increased import taxes on refine sugar by three cents.


This only game more reasons for the colonists wanting to separate from Great Britain.