The Boston Port Act

March 31, 1774

What is the Boston port act?

The Boston Port Act is an Act of the Parliament of Great Britain which became law on March 31, 1774, and is one of the measures that were designed to secure Great Britain's jurisdictions over her American dominions.

What was the cause?

British Parliament passes the Boston Port Act, closing the port of Boston and demanding that the city’s residents pay for the nearly $1 million worth of tea dumped over. The Act was a response to the Boston tea party, King George III charged the colonists with attempting to injure British commerce and subvert the Constitution.

Who Inforced The Act?

Relations with the mother country

What did they do?

The citizens of Boston, including the Loyalists (Tories) and Patriots sought aid from other countries because of the Act.

What happend to the relationship with Britain?

The relation ship between the colonies and Britain worsen because of the colonists asking for help from other countries, including England's enemies.