The Townshend Acts

These Acts were passed in 1767 and were, again, met with massive resistance from the colonists. This Act placed taxes on glass, paint, and lead. The tax was placed on these items because they were used by everyone in Boston, which meant that everyone would have to pay the tax. These acts were proposed by Charles Townshend, the Chancellor of the Exchequer.

Charles Townshend

Charles Townshend.

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