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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 …
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 …
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 …