feb 10, 1774 - The Intolerable Acts
These acts were ratified in response to the Boston Tea Party. These acts closed the port of Boston, restricted rights of the colonists, and set Catholicism as the official religion in the extended boundaries of Quebec. These acts led to a furthering of the rage of the colonists, and this was a major factor of the start of the civil war.
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Cause and Effect American Revolution