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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, Intolerable Acts 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 formed. The Association was an agreement among the colonies to boycott British goods and to establish the means to communicate and enforce resistance against Britain. It was to become effective at the end of the year unless the Intolerable Acts were repealed.

 View of Boston Harbor. Engraving by Paul Revere

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