American Revolution

How did the Quartering Act contribute to the American Revolution?

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December 06, 2009 6:41AM


The Quartering Act, was one of the measures that was included in the Intolerable Acts, which were passed by Parliament, to punish the colonists for the Boston Tea Party, which was on December of 1773.

A group of men, dressed as Indians, boarded the ship the Dartmouth and dumped 342 chests of tea into the Boston harbor.

The Quartering Act, forced colonists to provide food and housing for the soldiers who ruled them.