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1. It eroded relations because it led to the taxation of the colonies. England believed it was the colonies responisibility to pay taxes because it was the British army that was protecting them. The costs of the war with things such as money, and death "laid the groundwork for the imperial crisis of the 1760's between the British and Americans" (pg145). The war also made the colonists realize that they had to do more to protect their homes on the frontier than the British did. 2. The Stamp Act was a tax imposesd on all official documents on things such as newspapers, wills, court documents, etc. This opposed opposition from the colonists because many of the businesses used legal documents and relied heavily on official documents on which now they would be taxed. The Sugar Act lowered the duty on French molasses and it also made it so that shippers had to obey the law and raised the penalties for spending. The colonists were opposed because they believed "the British supervision appeared to be a disturbing intrusion into the long colonial practice of centering taxation powers in colonial assemblies composed of elected represenatives"(pg154). 3. Because of the new acts being imposed on the colonists, many groups were formed such as the Sons Of Liberty, in order to rebel the new British laws. There were many boycotts in place. The colonists began to stop buying British products, and the women began to step up and make more of the essential products. The British troops were sent to occupy Boston in response to all of the protests against the British law. 4. Parliament passed the Coercive Acts to punish the colonists and assert British authority in the colonies. There were four acts placed to assert the British rule. The first act was the Boston Port Act which was the closing of the Boston Harbor until the tea was paid for. The second act was Massachusetts Government Act which curtailed local government rule and strenghtened the royal power. The third act was the...
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