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They wanted to show that it still had the right to collect taxes in America.

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Q: Why did parliament repeal the tea tax?
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Why is lord north so important?

Lord North was the British Prime Minister who led parliament during the American Revolutionary war. He led Parliament in enacting the hated Stamp Tax, and later, the famous tax on tea.


Why did King George III retain the tax on tea?

Contrary to popular belief, the Tea Act, enacted by Parliament on May 10, 1773 was not a new tax on tea, but rather this act (the tea tax had already been in place and wasn't the final catalyst that propelled the colonists to war). The Tea Act is the straw that broke the colonists backs. This act was designed solely to profit the East India Company, who was stuck with over 18 million pounds of unsold tea! British agents flooded the colonial market with this cut rate tea, and in doing so, infuriated local merchants cut out of the loop and not receiving a cent of this money. Now, why was the tax on tea kept, prior to the tea act? Obviously a country getting basically "free money" from its colony would be foolish to repeal it. The British were making a boat-load of money from the colonies, repealing the tax would have probably cost King George his head!


How did the people feel about Jefferson's repeal of the whiskey tax?

they did not support it


How did the parliament attempt to reduce the number of colonial smugglers who dodged the tax laws?

In june 1767 parliament passed the Townshend acts, which placed duties on impoerted glass, lead, paints ,paper, and tea


What did colonist complain that Parliament did?

1. Parliament prevented westward movement through the Proclamation of 1763. 2. Parliament restricted trade through the Navigations Acts, which was the codification of mercantilism. 3. Parliament passed the Stamp act to pay for British troops stationed in the Americas. 4. It passed the Townsend duties, which included the tea tax. All other Acts of Parliament were in response to American Actions, such as the Boston Tea Party.

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What incident led parliament to withdraw nearly all of the Townsend Acts?

The Boston Massacre in 1770 prompted Parliament to repeal most of the Townshend acts except for the tax on tea.


Why did colonist expect parliament to repeal The Intolerable Acts and what did parliament do instead?

The colonists expected Great Britain to repeal the intolerable acts because the colonists said that they had no representatives in congress. Taxation without representation is unfair, they declared. The tea tax was the next tax put upon the colonists by the British....This, in turn, led to the Boston Tea Party.


Why did colonists expect parliament to repeal the intolerable acts and what did parliament do instead?

The colonists expected Great Britain to repeal the intolerable acts because the colonists said that they had no representatives in congress. Taxation without representation is unfair, they declared. The tea tax was the next tax put upon the colonists by the British....This, in turn, led to the Boston Tea Party.


Why did colonist expect parliament to repeal the intolerable acts?

Colonists expected Parliament to repeal the Intolerable Acts because they said they had no representatives in congress.


What incident led parliament to withdraw nearly all the Townsend Acts?

The Boston Massacre in 1770 prompted Parliament to repeal most of the Townshend acts except for the tax on tea.


What incident lead Parliament to withdraw nearly all of the Townshend acts?

The Boston Massacre in 1770 prompted Parliament to repeal most of the Townshend acts except for the tax on tea.


Did the British Parliament repeal all of the Townsend acts taxes except the Tax on tea after the Boston Massacre?

No. The king got mad and closed the port of Boston, sent in more troops and added more taxes.


What was the only tax on the colonies upheld by Parliament after the Boston Massacre?

tea was the only tax


How can you use parliament and repeal in a same sentences?

In parliament they decided to repeal the old law.


Why were the townshend acts?

Because a newer leader, named Lord North, saw that the British weren't gaining any money from the acts. so early in 1770, he convinced the Parliament to repeal all of the Townshend Acts, except for one, the tax on tea.


Why did Parliament insist on keeping a small tax on tea?

So he could smoke it and get hi


Why did parliament decide to keep tax on tea?

The American colonists had objected to the Townshend Act taxes, which resulted in the Boston Massacre. The reason for the colonists' anger was that they felt that under British law, they were supposed to be able to vote in Parliament's elections if they are being taxed. Since they were not allowed to vote, they felt the Townshend taxes were illegal. After the Massacre, Parliament wanted to repeal all of the Townshend Act taxes. The Prime Minister at the time, Lord North, wanted to keep the tax on tea as proof that Parliament did have the right to raise taxes on the colonists, despite their lack of voting rights. Remember, British (and American) law is largely based on "precedent"- when laws are reviewed, the courts look at history to see how things were done before, and try to keep the laws the same- "this is how it worked then, so it's how it works now too." By keeping the tea tax on the books, if Parliament passed a colonial tax later and it was reviewed by the courts, the government could point to the tea tax as proof of the precedent.