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The Quartering Act was passed even though what made it illegal?


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In 1765, the British Parliament passed the Quartering Act, which required the American colonies to provide food and shelter for British troops.

American colonists wondered what the purpose of maintaining British garrisons in the colonies was once the French threat was gone.

They also wondered about contributing to the maintenance of troops they felt were there only to watch them.