When the Boston Tea Party occurred on the evening of December 16,1773, it was the culmination of many years of bad feeling between the British government and her American colonies. The controversy between the two always seemed to hinge on the taxes, which Great Britain required for the upkeep of the American colonies. Starting in 1765, the Stamp Act was intended by Parliament to provide the funds necessary to keep peace between the American settlers and the Native American population. The Stamp Act was loathed by the American colonists and later repealed by parliament.
(http://www.bostonteapartyship.com/History.htm) However, the British government quickly enacted other laws designed to solve …show more content…
The Boston Tea Party brought about what Ben Franklin called "great Wrath" in Britain. Sympathy for Americans decreased. (Gilbert, 129) Parliament reacted with laws, which Bostonians called the "Intolerable Acts." The Boston Port Act of 1774 closed the port by naval blockade until the
Boston's Failure to Pay for the tea they damaged caused the Coercive Acts to be ordered by King George III.
(http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Ranch/9198/revwar/bostteap.htm) payment of both tea and tax was made. A Quartering Act allowed the army to station troops in privately owned buildings and secure supplies from the colony. The Administration of Justice Act permitted British officers charged of crime in Massachusetts, to remove their trials to Britain to get away from colonial influence. The Massachusetts Government banned town meetings except for annual elections and made other changes to "take the executive power from the democratic part of the government." The Quebec Act permitted no representative assembly in the former French province. (Gilbert, 129) In conclusion, when