Intolerable Acts

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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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Mahumapelo also issued a stern warning to Ward Councillors who continue to avoid holding meetings with communities, saying it is such intolerable acts that exacerbate the state of affairs as communities remain uninformed of governmenta s programme of action.
The men muttered about the new Intolerable Acts from London which would undermine their own native authority.
The third chapter begins with Governor Hutchinson's ill-fated debate with the Massachusetts colonial assembly in 1773 over "whether Parliament possessed exclusive legislative authority over the colonies" and ends with the initial American responses to the Intolerable Acts of 1774, in which Parliament, for the first time, "intended to enforce the full sweep of its lawmaking authority over the colonies.
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Whether a hoax or not, these are intolerable acts of terror, and every effort must be made to apprehend the perpetrators.
We offer our resources and resolve to help the victims of these intolerable acts, and we pray to God to protect and bless America.
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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 Central Massachusetts residents felt they were being disenfranchised by the passage by the British Parliament in 1774 of the so-called Intolerable Acts and the Massachusetts Government Act.
On September 5, delegates from 12 of the 13 Colonies meet in Philadelphia to discuss the British Parliament's passage of "the Intolerable Acts.
He said passage of the so-called Intolerable Acts, a series of bills passed by the British Parliament in spring 1774, sparked the decision by Worcester and other communities to take action.