When were the intolerable acts?

What is the Intolerable Acts?

A series of laws that parliament passed to punish the Massachusetts colonies for the

Boston Tea Party.

When did this event take place?

1774

Fact: The Intolerable Acts were first known as the Coercive Acts but were so harsh that people called it what its called today.

What Happened?

The colonies were pressed with greater taxes without any representation in Britain. This eventually led to the Boston Tea Party. Then the British passed several punitive acts aimed at bringing the colonies back into submission of the King.

What did they do to the Massachusetts colonies?

They took away many of its rights of self-government. Almost all positions in the colonial government were to be appointment by the governor or directly by the King. Activities of town meetings were limited.