Articles tagged with: 1764 sugar act
There were twelve years between the signing of the Treaty of Paris on February 1763 and the ride of Paul Revere on April 1775. Tension and anger between colonists and the empire increasingly rose to the point of no return. During the short period of 1762-1770 the causing disruption in its colonial policy. Furthermore, it found itself fighting wars in Europe, West Indies and Asia which drastically increased the cost of servicing its national debt. At the top of its agenda was the lightening of the burden on British …
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It was known as the in America and titled American Revenue Act by Britih Parliament.
The Sugar Act was passed by Parliament on April 5, 1764.
It was introduced by Prime Minister George Grenville as a permanent act.
The Sugar Act replaced the that was about to expire.
The Act consists of 47 clauses that stipulate rates and duties, restrictions on trade, requirements for shippers, penalties and provisions for prosecution.
Its purpose was to undermine illegal trade and raise revenue to pay for debt incurred during the French Indian War and to pay for …
Definition of Sugar Act
The American Revenue Act of 1764, so called Sugar Act, was a law that attempted to curb the smuggling of sugar and molasses in the colonies by reducing the previous tax rate and enforcing the collection of duties. It added several products such as hides, skins and potash to the list of enumerated commodities that could be legally exported under the . It was introduced by the new British Prime Minister, George Grenville. The 1764 Sugar Act amended the existing
Purpose of the Sugar Act
The goal of this …