The Indemnity Act

Since tea smuggling had become such a successful and common occurrence, Parliament realized how difficult it was to enforce the taxing of tea. So they decided to pass the Indemnity Act of 1767. This Act dictated that no more taxes would be placed on tea and it made the East India Company tea cost less than tea that was smuggled in Holland. It was an incentive for the colonists to purchase the East India Company tea.

British Parliament in the 1770s.

British Parliament in the 1770s.

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