Coercive Acts and Quebec Act

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Coercive Acts and Quebec Act The Coercive Acts and the Quebec Acts were British responses to actions that were taking place in the British colonies in America. The Coercive Acts were a series of four acts passed during the spring of 1774. The Boston Port Act closed the port of Boston until the people paid for all the tea that was thrown overboard during the Boston Tea Party. The amount of tea thrown over was equal to more than seven hundred thousand dollars in the year 2007. Parliament also passed a new Quartering Act, which allowed British troops to stay in the homes of the people of Boston whenever they felt needed. The Administration of Justice Act allowed British officials and soldiers to be tried for crimes they committedin another…show more content…
You can see how this would upset the colonist. The Quebec Act is the straw that broke the camels back from an outsider’sviewpoint. Quebec is allowed to rule themselves however the colonies rules are not even coherent with the laws and rules of their governing body the Empire of England. Why should one group of people be allowed to live their life how they seem fit when another group in the same is is not allowed to do the same? This is not good business on the part of England and I can see looking from an outsider’s viewpoint how the colonies would be enraged by this. Business is tough to do from a distance in the year 2009. In the 1700s when these laws were passed business must have been pretty close to impossible to do over the Atlantic ocean with the only way to communicate is through letter that is carried by a ship. When Britain gave freedom to Quebec the smart move would have been to also grant the same rights to the American Colonies. Britain did not choose to do the smart move and it cost them in war which ended up with Americans winning that right. Once a child is old enough to stand on his own, let him stand. Once he is old enough to make a living for him let him work. Once he says dad I am my own person let him be that person. Do not stand in the child’s way from progressing. The mighty power of Great Britain tried to stand in the way of their young and growing colonies rather than let them be who
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