The Townshend Act of 1767

The tea tax

Money for resources!

Taxed Items

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


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



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.


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