apr 5, 1764 - The Sugar Act
The Sugar Act was passed by the British government in order to raise revenue within the colonies. This act raised the taxes on coffee, certain kinds of wine, and indigo. It also put a three-cent tax on foreign sugar. Although the Sugar Act did not affect everybody within the colonies, there were still a great amount of discontent among the colonists. Since the act was put into effect without the consent of the colonists, many of them were very annoyed and frustrated with Britain. As result, many protests occurred throughout the thirteen colonies.
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