apr 5, 1764 - Sugar Act
The Sugar Act was established in 1764 as Parliament's attempt to improve the hurting industry in the New World. The colonists were trading for French molasses, which was far cheaper and incurred tax from the new British policy. Meanwhile, the British government wanted to turn to a higher profit from the industry, so with the Sugar Act, the tax was lowered, but the regulations and navy enforcement became much more strict. It helped increase revenue and pay for protection, and tried to enforce something similar to that of Britain, to also pay back for the enormous debt they owed from the wars. Colonists believed this was taxation without representation by the parliament, and it impacted their trade, costing colonists heavy burdens that they found unfair.
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