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How did parliament respond to the protests against the Tea Act?
How did Parliament respond to the protests against the Tea Act? It raised the tea tax. You just studied 10 terms!
What did the colonists dress up as during the Boston Tea Party?
Yes, Tea Party protestors dressed as ‘indians,’ but not convincingly. The Sons of Liberty famous masqueraded in Native American dress on the night of the Tea Party raid, complete with tomahawks and faces darkened with coal soot.
What was the main reason that the colonists were protesting?
Many colonists felt that they should not pay these taxes, because they were passed in England by Parliament, not by their own colonial governments. They protested, saying that these taxes violated their rights as British citizens. The colonists started to resist by boycotting, or not buying, British goods.
What was unfair to the colonists?
The colonies had also fought in the war with both blood and treasure. The Colonies felt that the tax burden on the Colonies was unfair. The Colonists were being forced to pay for a war that had not benefited them, with taxes that they had no say about. Their rights and local governments were being taken away from them.
What was the most effective form of protest used by the colonists?
Nonimportation agreements: Boycotts against British goods adopted in response to the Stamp Act and, later, the Townshend an Intolerable Acts. The agreements were the most effective form of protest against British policies in the colonies.
What was the main reason the colonists were angry at England?
Historians say the main reason the colonists were angry was because Britain had rejected the idea of ‘no taxation without representation’. Almost no colonist wanted to be independent of Britain at that time. Yet all of them valued their rights as British citizens and the idea of local self-rule.
What are 3 reasons why the colonists were annoyed?
Reasons Why Colonists Were Angry
- English and French wanted access to Ohio River Valley (also connected to European dynastic wars)
- French had strong Indian allies.
- Colonists had to raise their own militias because of little support from Crown.
- The French and Indian War ended French prescense in North America.