The Townshend Act of 1767

The tea tax

Money for resources!

Taxed Items

  1. Tea
  2. Glass
  3. Lead
  4. Paints
  5. Paper

Why

He thinks that it will defray imperial expenses in the colonies which is why this act is put together. The French and Indian War left us in debt so taxes are needed. This tax will help England regain its former wealth. We are not trying to punish you so do your part and pay your taxes!!

Taxes must be paid immediately

DO YOUR PART!!!

ATTENTION

British soldiers have permission to search and seizure, come into homes or break in and make sure you have taxed your items! They may open doors, trunks and drawers, ect.

BECAUSE

We chose to tax these items because almost every colonists owns them them.