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After the Boston Tea Party, where colonists dumped British tea into Boston Harbor, King George III wanted to punish the colonists. He created a series of new laws design to control the revolt and force colonist to submit to British laws. The Boston Port Bill closed Boston Harbor to all but British ships, preventing trade with other countries. The Quartering Act required the colonists to house and feed British troops in their own homes. The Administration of Justice Act freed British Officials from being tried in colonial courts, requiring them to be returned to England for trial and therefore only subject to British, not colonial, law. The Massachusetts Government Act removed self government by the colonists and put a British Governor in charge of town meetings. Lastly, the Quebec Act extended the Canadian border to cut off the colonies northern reach.

The colonists began to call these bills the Intolerable Acts leading to even further discontent and cries for separation from Britain. Check out these videos to learn more about the Intolerable Acts.







































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