Timeline of Revenue Acts

Timeline created by rossia
In History
  • Sugar Act

    Sugar Act
    The Sugar Act put a 3 cent tax on sugar, indigo, and coffee. The colonists felt like it was a restriction of justice, so they smuggled. The government liked it because they thought it brought in more profit, and would stop people from buying out of the country.
  • Currency Act

    Currency Act
    The Currency Act prohibited American colonies from issuing their own currency. The colonists felt no alternative to printing their own paper money, which made them angry. The British government wanted to protect British merchants and creditors from being paid in depreciated colonial currency.
  • Stamp Act

    Stamp Act
    The Stamp Act taxed newspapers, almanacs, pamphlets, broadsides, legal documents, dice, and playing card. They had to have a government official stamp. The colonists didn't like it but the British did like it because it was just another way to make money.
  • Quartering Act

    Quartering Act
    The Quartering Act required colonist to provide soldiers with housing and food. This made the colonists mad because they were being taxed to pay for their housing. The British government liked the act because they payed less for them to have more.
  • Townshed Act

    Townshed Act
    The Townshed Act was meant to collect money from colonists by applying duties on glass, paper, tea, and lead. The colonists reacted by not buying tea, only smuggling it. They also felt it was threatening the right of colonial legislation. The British wanted their salaries payed off by putting tax on imports.