British parliament now taxed paper, glass, tea, metals, and paint. This angered the colonist because of tax increases. This caused the colonist to boycott all of British goods. This then caused the Boston massacre.
Are you ready to transform your classroom into colonial America? In this 3 week unit students will adopt a colonist identity and experience the events leading up to the Declaration of Independence. ☆ Note: This unit has been recently updated.
Introduced into the English Parliament by Chancellor of the Exchequer Charles Townshend in 1767, the Townshend Acts imposed duties on glass, lead, paints, paper and tea imported into the colonies. Townshend hoped the acts would defray imperial expenses in the colonies, but many Americans viewed the taxing as an abuse of power, resulting in the passage of agreements to limit imports from Britain.