American Revolutionary War Facts

Facts about the Townshend Acts

Chancellor of the Exchequer Charles Townshend
Charles Townshend

Introduction - Townshend Acts

In 1767 Great Britain passed a series of acts which imposed taxation on the British colonies located in North America. These acts which imposed duties (taxes) on numerous items, such as paper, glass and tea, enraged the colonist and were one of the major events leading to the American Revolutionary War. On this page is a list of interesting facts about the Townshend Acts including why Great Britain passed them, how the colonist reacted, and when they were repealed. Below you will also find a list of the 5 specific acts usually included as part of the Townshend Acts with a short description of each. This information is written for both kids and adults to obtain a better understanding of this important event.

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List of Acts Included in the Townshend Acts

Interesting Facts about the Townshend Acts