What would be a good slogan for the Townshend act?
We refuse! Too pay for your troops!!
The Townshend Act, also known as the revenue act of 1767, was the first in a set of acts created by Charles Townshend. This act placed taxes on paper, paint, led, glass, NT that could only be imported from Britain. It was thought that these taxes were indirect enough that colonists would accept them; however, many believe this was a landmark act that led to the beginning stages of the American Revolution.
Both were intended to raise revenue through taxation, but the Townshend acts were also a punitive measure against the colonists. The Stamp Act, in effect, gave the British government the power to establish the legality of documents. The Townshend Act forced the colonies to pay for the British officials who would regulate them, independent of their own control.