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  1. Coercive Acts(Intolerable Acts) By Benjamin Wessel Ryan Johnston

  2. What Are the Intolerable Acts? • Series of Laws • Passed by the Britain Parliament in 1774 • Sparked Outrage between Colonies and Great Britain • An Important development in the growth of American Revolution

  3. Why Were the Acts Created? • Direct Response to the Boston Tea Party • Great Britain deep in debt • Decided to tax colonies, but backfired

  4. Boston Port Act • Forced the closure of Boston Harbor • Until debts were paid from The East India Company

  5. Massachusetts Government Act • All Positions in the Colonial government to be appoint by the governor or King

  6. Administration Of Justice Act • Allowed governor to move trials of the accused royal officials to another colony or Great Britain • Considered the “Murder Act”

  7. Quartering Act • Authorized military commanders to house soldiers in private homes • Also in taverns and vacant buildings

  8. Effects on Colonists • Considered violation of their constitutional rights, natural rights and colonial charter • Acts considered “destroying the liberty of America”

  9. Effects on Great Britain • Hoped the Acts would isolate radicals in Massachusetts • Cause American colonist to concede the authority of Parliament over the elected assemblies • Planned backfired because harshness of some of the acts made it difficult for moderates in colonies to speak in favor of Parliament

  10. Work Cited • www.ushistory.org/declaration/related/intolerable.htm • http://thejournalistachronicle.files.wordpress.com/2009/04/boston-tea-party.jpg • www.wikipedia.org/wiki/intolerableacts • http://www.mass.gov/dcr/parks/metroboston/maps/bhi_map.gif • http://wwp.greenwichmeantime.com/images/usa/massachusetts.jp • http://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/Content/CJCC/GRAPHICS/bluenewscale.jpg • http://www.springs.k12.ny.us/teachers/aturner/images/13%20colonies.gif