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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 …
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 …