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What happened in the year 1774?

The Intolerable Acts were a collection of laws that the British Parliament passed in 1774. They were intended to suppress unrest and put an end to colonial Boston's rebellion by closing the port and putting it under martial law. The Sons of Liberty led colonial protestors called for a boycott.

What does 1774 refer to?

Great Britain [1774] Alternative Title : Murder Act. Administration of Justice Act, also known as Murder Act, was a British law (1774) that had the stated goal of ensuring a fair trial of British officials charged with capital offenses, while upholding the law and quelling protests in Massachusetts Bay Colony.

What happened in 1766? Declaratory Act (1766), declaration made by the British Parliament to accompany the repeal of the Stamp Act. It stated that the British Parliament had the same taxing authority in America as in Great Britain. The Sugar Act (1764), and the Stamp Act (1765) had both directly taxed colonies to generate revenue.

What happened in 1775?

There was no regular army in 1775, the year that the American Revolution began. The Revolutionary War started with the confrontation between British troops, local militia, and Lexington and Concord, Massachusetts on 19 April 1775. The Continental (Federal), Army was supplemented by state troops and local militias throughout the war.

When did the Intolerable Acts cease?

The Quartering Act was the fourth of the Intolerable Acts. This law was adopted on June 2, 1774.

What were the Intolerable Acts

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