Massachusetts Government Act

Lucas Robinson and Ronnie Pennoh

What was the Massachusetts Government Act?

The Massachusetts Government Act was passed by the Parliament of Great Britain, receiving royal assent on May 20th, 1774. The act effectively abrogated the Massachusetts Charter of 1691 of the Province of Massachusetts Bay, and gave its royally-appointed governor wide-ranging powers.

How did this worsen the relationship between Great Britain and the colonists?

Instead of inducing subservience, however, each step the British government took to diminish the Colonies' liberties brought them a step closer to war!