Articles tagged with: molasses act
Sugar act »
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 …
Documents, Molasses Act »
Whereas the Welfare and Prosperity of Your Majesty’s Sugar Colonies in America are of the greatest Consequence and Importance to the Trade, Navigation, and Strength of this Kingdom: And whereas the Planters of the said Sugar Colonies have of late Years fallen under such great Discouragements, that they are unable to improve or carry on the Sugar Trade upon an equal Footing with the Foreign Sugar Colonies, without some Advantage and Relief be given to them from Great-Britain; for Remedy whereof, and for the Good and Welfare of Your Majesty’s …
This was one of the first decisions of British Parliament that gave a real boost to organizers smuggling in New England colonies. Simultaneously it promoted corruption among customs officials. To crack down colonial trade with countries other than Britain, especially France, the government created a new on foreign molasses.
The Molasses Act of 1733 was enacted by the British Parliament on the 13 colonies of America with the purpose of protecting its sugar plantations in the West Indies. This act was not designed to raise revenue but it was part of …
Molasses Act »
The British law that imposed tax on molasses, sugar and rum imported to American colonies from non-British foreign colonies. The objective was to protect the position of British suppliers in American market against cheaper Spanish and French goods. The act not only increased the price of sugar and rum in the colonies, but also curtailed American trade with French colonies that were also buyers of American goods such as lumber and farm products. The tax was very severe but also poorly enforced and lead to wide-spread evasion, bribery and smuggling allowing some colonial …