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1774 – Quartering Act

The Quartering Act was scheduled to be modified every two years. In 1774 British parliament modified the act which was included in a package of five laws known as The purpose of these laws was to assert its power in the colony as reprisal for the Boston Tea Party protest.
By 1774 the political mood was highly charged and residents were initiating political gatherings and organizations such as the and its leaders, Samuel Adams and James Ottis, were advocating their political views.
The modified law allowed British commanders to choose where …

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The following is the original text of the Quebec Act, one of the four Intolerable Acts of 1774.

June 22, 1774
An Act for making more effectual Provision for the Government of the Province of Quebec in North America.
Whereas His Majesty, by His Royal Proclamation, bearing Date the Seventh Day of October, in the Third Year of His Reign, thought fit to declare the Provisions which had been made in respect to certain Countries, Territories, and Islands in America, ceded to His Majesty by the definitive Treaty of Peace, Concluded at Paris …

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Original text of the Quartering Act of 1774.
 
June 2, 1774
An act for the better providing suitable quarters for officers and soldiers in his Majesty’s service in North America.
WHEREAS doubts have been entertained, whether troops can be quartered otherwise than in barracks, in case barracks have been provided sufficient for the quartering of all officers and soldiers within any town, township, city, district, or place, within his Majesty’s dominions in North America: And whereas it may frequently happen, from the situation of such barracks, that, if troops should be quartered therein, …

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The following is the original text of the Administration of Justice Act as enacted by the British Parliament of May 1774.
 
May 20, 1774
An act for the impartial administration of justice in the cases of persons questioned for any acts done by them in the execution of the law, or for the suppression of riots and tumults, in the province of the Massachuset’s Bay, in New England.
WHEREAS in his Majesty’s province of Massachuset’s Bay, in New England, an attempt hath lately been made to throw off the authority of the parliament …

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The following is the original text of the Massachusetts Government Act, one of the four Intolerable Acts.
 
May 20, 1774
An act for the better regulating the government of the province of the Massachuset’s Bay, in New England.
WHEREAS by letters patent under the great seal of England, made in the third year of the reign of their late majesties King William and Queen Mary, for uniting, erecting, and incorporating, the several colonies, territories, and tracts of land therein mentioned, into one real province, by the name of Their Majesties Province of the …

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Boston Port Act Original Text

This is the original text of the Boston Port Act as enacted by the British Parliament on March 31, 1774.
 
An act to discontinue, in such manner, and for such time as are therein mentioned, the landing and discharging, lading or shipping, of goods, wares, and merchandise, at the town, and within the harbour, of Boston, in the province of Massachuset’s Bay, in North America.
WHEREAS dangerous commotions and insurrections have been fomented and raised in the town of Boston, in the province of Massachuset’s Bay, in New England, by divers ill-affected …

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Consequences and effects of the Intolerable Acts

Most colonial residents considered this set of acts as a violation to their natural rights and a further infringement of their right to govern themselves which increased the need of local representation in the government.
Unfortunately for Britain,  only made the situation worse by uniting the colonies in their protests to join the First Continental Congress on September 1774. Colonies pledged support to Massachusetts in case of attack which actually followed shortly and became the first Revolution battle of Lexington and Concord.
One month later, on October 20th, the Continental Association was …

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1774 – Intolerable (Coercive) Acts

The Intolerable Acts also known as Coercive Acts were a package of five laws implemented by the British government with the purpose of restoring authority in its colonies. The first four Acts were passed as reprisal for the rebellion against the that led to the Boston Tea Party Protest.

The Intolerable Acts were a reprisal to the Boston Tea party rebellion.
The first act was The Boston Port Act which came into effect on March 31, 1774; it closed the port of Boston until the East India Tea company was repaid …

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The  were a package of five laws implemented by the British government with the purpose of restoring authority in its colonies. The first four Acts were passed as reprisal for the rebellion against the 1773  that led to the Boston Tea Party Protest.
The first act was The Boston Port Act which came into effect on March 31, 1774; it closed the port of Boston until the East India Tea company was repaid for the destroyed tea. All shipping, landing or discharging of goods was prohibited in the area within the …