The Quartering Act of 1765

Provision and "Protection"

The Quartering Act

  • This act was passed on June 2, 1765.
  • This "act" required colonists to provide "barracks" to the British soldiers.
  • The Quartering Act was considered to be an "indirect tax" because it forced them to "pay" the soldiers in the form of supplies.
  • This "act" angered the colonists for they believed they did not need further protection from the French. However, Britain sent troops to the Colonies explaining that the troops are for protection from the French.