American Revolutionary War Facts

Quartering Act Facts

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Introduction - Quartering Act

On May 15, 1765, the British Parliament passed the Quartering Act, where several rules and regulations were put forth so that British soldiers who remained in North America would be given adequate room and board. It was expected that colonial families make room in their homes for British soldiers if and when it was necessary. When this act was passed it outraged the colonists who were already not happy being under British rule. In fact, out of all of the 13 colonies, Pennsylvania was the only one to comply with the act. Read the lists below, written for kids and adults, for more interesting facts about this act including why it was one of the major cause of the American Revolution.

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