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American Revolution

The Intolerable Acts 1774

                After the events of the Boston Tea Party, the event in which men dressed as Native Americans (or otherwise known as Indians) dropped tea into the Boston Harbor, Britain (England) passed a series of laws called the "Intolerable Acts" to punish colonists. The Intolerable Acts were: the first act closed the Boston Port until the people in Boston paid the dept for the tea that the men dropped. The second act said that if you commited a crime in the New World you were to be tried in England. The third act provided a council appointed by the Crown and prohibited town meetings without a governers permision. The last Intolerable act made colonists provide a roof and food.                 Most of these events led to the American Revolution a year later.