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How did the quartering act affect the colonists during the revolutionary war?


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2010-11-28 20:07:49
2010-11-28 20:07:49

The new Quartering Act allowed the army to quarter soldiers among civilians, if necessary. It basically gave soldiers the right to storm into a colonist's home and take over, demanding food, clothing, firearms, anything within the colonist's home.

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The British attempted to control the colonists during the revolutionary war by blocking off their harbors, and by quartering soldiers within the colonists' house.

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The quartering act was a law during the revolutionary war that said colonists had to allow soldiers to live in their homes and provide all their necessities such as food.

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it forced colonists to accept British soldiers into their homes


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