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apr 5, 1764 - Sugar Act

Description:

Britan imposes a strict tax on sugar in the colonies, which is actually lower than the Act it replaced, the Molasses Act.

British Rationale: They wanted to prevent illegal sugar trade between the colonies, the French, and the Spanish West Indies.

Colonial Reaction: Boston experimented with boycotts

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Date:

apr 5, 1764
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~ 254 years ago

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