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Introduction - Intolerable Acts

In order to punish the American colonist for the Boston Tea Party, which took place in December of 1773 in response to the Tea Act, the British Parliament passed a group of laws in 1774 which were dubbed the Intolerable Acts by the American colonist. These laws outraged the colonist and persuaded many of them to join the movement for independence from Britain. The passing of these laws was one of the major events leading to the American Revolution. Facts about these punitive laws, written for kids and adults, are listed below along with a short description of each including information on what effect they had on the Americans, why they enraged the colonist, and how the American colonist reacted.

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Interesting Facts about the Intolerable Acts

List of Laws Included in the Intolerable Acts