Asked in Molasses
British law passed to discourage smuggling of molasses?
Asked in Molasses
How did the colonist react to the molasses act?
The Molasses Act of March 1733 was an Act of the Parliament of Great Britain, which imposed a tax of six pence per gallon on imports of molasses from non-British colonies.The Act was not passed for the purpose of raising revenue, but rather to regulate trade by making British products cheaper than those from the French West Indies. Largely opposed by colonists, the tax was rarely paid, and smuggling to avoid it was prominent. If actually collected, the tax would have effectively closed that source to New England and destroyed much of the rum industry. Yet smuggling, bribery or intimidation of customs officials effectively nullified the law.
Asked in Molasses
When the British Parliament passed the Molasses Act in 1733 it intended the act to what?
Asked in Government
What act was passed by the british government in 1764?
What was the goal of the sugar act of 1764?
Parliament passed it to lower the molasses tax from 6 pence to 3 pence per gallon. This seemed like a good thing but actually caused more problems in the colonies. The people had been smuggling molasses, paying nothing. Though the price had been lowered, the stricter customs officers actually made them pay it therefor they saw it as a negative thing.
How did the colonists react to the sugar act?
They were angry. The tax lowered the tax on molasses, but unlike the molasses act, the sugar act was enforced. The colonists ignored the molasses acts higher tax and just smuggled the goods, but they couldn't do that with the sugar act. It was also the first act the British passed that the only purpose of it was to make money from the tax. Needless to say, the colonists were angry.
What was the British Sugar Act on the American colonies?
Asked in American Revolution, Colonial America
Where did the Sugar Act go into effect?
Passed by Parliament (in England) on April 5, 1764, the Sugar Act had the most economical effect on the New England ports because it made the smuggling of molasses riskier. The opening phrase of it's very long title identifies specifically the fact that these duties (taxes) were to effect the British colonies and plantations in America. See the related Wikipedia link listed below for more information:
What was the Sugar Act?
The Sugar Act is an act passed by the British Parliament in 1764. It placed a tax of three cents on sugar that was bought by the American colonists. During the French and Indian War, Britain collected a great amount of debt. In order to raise money, they decided to tax the colonists. The Sugar Act is one of the many taxes imposed by Parliament. It also added tax on molasses to stop the colonists from smuggling it in. This law not only taxed sugar and molasses, but also taxed other products that England shipped to the colonists. It also imposed severe penalties on smugglers.
Asked in History of the United States
What part of the British government passed the acts?
Asked in British Parliament
Why did the british parliament pass the sugar act and stamp act?
The British parliament passed the Sugar Act and the Stamp Act because the British owed money to those who helped them win the French and Indian War. The Sugar Act taxed the colonists even more on sugar and molasses. The Stamp Act did the same thing as the Sugar Act except instead of sugar and molasses it taxed the colonists on sent letters, newspapers, stamps and other stuff that had to do something with paper.
How did the wars move to the south effect the relationships between loyalist and Patriots?
Asked in History, Politics & Society
What role did the American colonies play in global trade?
Asked in Boston Tea Party
Why goals did british pass tea act?
The British passed the tea act so the British would buy their low priced tea instead of smuggling the tea from the Dutch. Instead of buying this very low priced tea, the British sent 50 patriots to dump tea into the sea. This was called the boston tea party which resulted in the intolerable acts. (a set of harsh laws) :)
Asked in New York
What was the result of the 1712 New York salve revolt?