Over the centuries many people have protested against wars.
It is estimated that about one third of colonists protested taxes.
It showed that the colonists strongly protested the tea tax.
The King and Parliament believed they had the right to tax the colonies. Many colonists felt that they should not pay these taxes, because they were passed in England by Parliament, not by their own colonial governments. They protested, saying that these taxes violated their rights as British citizens.
Many colonists protested, and Britain sent soldiers to control the colonies.BY: Doston
So basically the Townshend Acts happened because a general court dude put taxes on many important items the colonists needed to live.
They boycotted the British imports
The Townshend Acts put duties on many things the colonists imported, including lead, glass, paper, paint, and tea. The colonists disliked this immensely as it was being taxed without being represented in Parliament. All the duties, with the exception of the one on tea, were repealed within 3 years. However, this did not end the tension between the colonies and Britain, eventually leading to the Revolutionary War.
Charles Townshend as chancellor enacted the Townshend acts in an attempt to control the colonies. They resulted in duties or taxes on imports on, among other things, tea. Then England, controlling the colonial monies, would lessen the abilities of the colonies to govern themselves. There were many protests, but the most famous one was when tea was dumped into the bay by colonists resulting in the Boston Tea Party.
* It was Patrick Henry. I am absolutely sure.
The people who had settled in North America valued personal freedom. Many of them had left Europe because of their strong religious or political views. They protested when the British government imposed taxes on them without consulting the local governing bodies of the colonies.
One method the Colonists used to protest the Townshend Acts was boycotting British goods. There were riots as well. These acts began in 1767.