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Intolerable Acts,

name given by American patriots to five laws (including the Quebec ActQuebec Act, 1774,
passed by the British Parliament to institute a permanent administration in Canada replacing the temporary government created at the time of the Proclamation of 1763.
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) adopted by Parliament in 1774, which limited the political and geographical freedom of the colonists. Four of these laws were passed to punish the people of Massachusetts for the Boston Tea PartyBoston Tea Party,
1773. In the contest between British Parliament and the American colonists before the Revolution, Parliament, when repealing the Townshend Acts, had retained the tea tax, partly as a symbol of its right to tax the colonies, partly to aid the financially
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. The Boston Port Bill closed the port until such time as the East India Company should be paid for the tea destroyed. Other acts changed the royal charter of Massachusetts; provided for the quartering of troops—the New York assembly had earlier (1767–69) been suspended for refusing to make provisions for British troops—in the colony without provincial consent; and gave royal officials in conflict with colonial authorities the right to trial in England. American opposition to these laws and to the Quebec Act was felt in all the colonies, since the actions taken against Massachusetts might be extended to any colony and the Quebec Act was considered a violation of the sea-to-sea grants of many colonial charters. The outcome was the First Continental CongressContinental Congress,
1774–89, federal legislature of the Thirteen Colonies and later of the United States in the American Revolution and under the Articles of Confederation (see Confederation, Articles of).
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No compensation has ever been made to my family and the thousands of other victims of these coercive acts.
17) After Parliament targeted Massachusetts with the Massachusetts Government Act (18) and enacted various legislation collectively known as the "Coercive Acts" (19) against the colonies, Warren authored the "Suffolk Resolves," advocating disobedience of the Coercive Acts, encouraging towns to elect military officers to muster militia, boycotting of British goods, establishing a provincial congress, and creating a system of couriers to alert towns in the countryside of the need for assistance should the enemy move quickly.
He said that in 1774, the courts represented the rule of British law after the Intolerable Acts or Coercive Acts revoked the Massachusetts Charter and took away colonists' rights.
The right to self-determination of the people of Kashmir as per UN Security Council's resolutions and as agreed upon by both India and Pakistan cannot be snatched through coercive acts and brutality, he added.
According to this decision, "The defendants established an illegal formation outside the hierarchical structure of the TSK [Turkish Armed Forces] and conducted coercive acts to undermine the government.
Rather, Kant's core ambition is to distinguish ethical from unethical coercive acts and actors.
By what name did American colonists call the Coercive Acts, Parliament's response to the Boston Tea Party?
For example, the current health care reform legislation does not involve one coercive act but countless coercive acts that span across many different areas.
He opined that the anti-social elements wanted to impose their retrogressive ideology in the country by such coercive acts.
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The court will hold three days of emergency hearings after Georgia demanded that Russia ensure that no ethnic Georgians are "subject to violent or coercive acts of racial discrimination, including.
It would be useful to consider not only how examples of coercion play out but also their long-term impacts (positive or negative) on the triggering events, the internal politics of both coercers and targets, and the relations between the actors in the years following the coercive acts.