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mar 24, 1765 - Quartering Act

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The Quartering Act of 1765, as the document was called, forced residents of the 13 colonies to provide food, clothing, and shelter for British soldiers at any time. Naturally, the colonists were frustrated by the act, but their frustration was multiplied tenfold when the redcoats began to take advantage of the new rule, making themselves home in the residences of any colonist under their policies. The British believed this was okay because the colonists are providing themselves with protection when they provide shelter to the soldiers, so the soldiers will continue to have a place to live and eat so they can continue to protect the colonies, but the colonists took this the wrong way and believed that this was a part of taxation without representation, and they felt that British soldiers were forced into their homes to control the colonists rather than provide them with protection, and that it is unfair that they have to provide shelter and food.

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By: Raaghav Ramji and Henil Rathod

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mar 24, 1765
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~ 253 years ago

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