||Britain, America, Charles Townshend
||The Townshend acts were named after Charles Townshend
who was the British chancellor of the Exchequer. The Townshend
were used to unfairly tax some the most common items in the U.S.
in order to pay for the French and Indian war. The Townshend
acts consisted of different acts like the Quartering act and
the Suspending acts.
||American Colonies and Britain
||The Townshend acts were in effect from June 15- July
||The Townshend acts were used to pay for war debt of
French and Indian war. After the repeal of the stamp act they
need a new way to gain money from the colonies. The stamp act
taxed most paper related items, so this made it easy to smuggle
these goods with out being taxed. When they were repealed and
the Townshend acts came into effect. These taxes outraged the
colonist so much they held protest and formed the Sons of Liberty,
this lead to the Boston Massacre.