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American Revolution
The Intolerable Acts

American Revolution
American Revolution

The Intolerable Acts
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     edHelper's suggested reading level:   grades 4 to 6
     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   11.31

     challenging words:    rebellious, self-government, tavern, unoccupied, refusal, jury, committee, earning, merely, govern, purpose, actually, hardship, beginning, mischief, mandatory
     content words:    Boston Harbor, King George, Coercive Acts, Intolerable Acts, Act I-The Boston Port Act, East India Tea Company, Boston Tea Party, Act II-Massachusetts Government Act, Massachusetts Government Act, Act III-Administration

The Intolerable Acts
By Jane Runyon

1     After the American colonists dumped 342 crates of tea into Boston Harbor in 1773, King George and Parliament agreed that the colonists must be punished for their mischief. In 1774, Parliament created five laws called the Coercive Acts. The colonists called them the Intolerable Acts because they felt that they were too cruel to be accepted.
2     Act I-The Boston Port Act: Until the East India Tea Company was paid in full for the crates of tea it had lost during the Boston Tea Party, the port of Boston was to be closed to all sea traffic. This caused a great hardship to the colonists who made their living fishing the Atlantic waters and trading with foreign countries and other colonies.
3     Act II-Massachusetts Government Act: In 1691, the colony of Massachusetts wrote a charter giving the colony the right to make its own laws and govern itself. The people took great pride in their ability to function without the help of England. The Massachusetts Government Act took the right of self-government away from them.

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