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oct 2, 1764 - Sugar Act

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Reason: American custom service was losing money; the prime minister believed people weren’t paying duties.
• Halved the duty on foreign made molasses
Lower tax means less smuggling
• Put duties on certain imports that weren’t taxed before
• Colonist’s accused of violating the act would be put through trial through A judge with in non-colonial jury.

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oct 2, 1764
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~ 254 years ago
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