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What happened as a result of the so-called Intolerable Acts? 

    

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  • The Intolerable Acts were the American Patriots' term for a series of punitive laws passed by the British Parliament in 1774 after the Boston Tea Party. They were meant to punish the Massachusetts colonists for their defiance of throwing a large tea shipment into Boston Harbor in reaction to being taxed by the British. In Great Britain, these laws were referred to as the Coercive Acts.
    The acts took away Massachusetts' self-government and historic rights, triggering outrage and resistance in the Thirteen Colonies. They were key developments in the outbreak of the American Revolution in 1775.

  • As a result of the Intolerable Acts, the colonists became very angry. This is because the purpose of the acts were to punish the colonists for their actions regarding the Boston Tea Party. Eventually, this caused the American Revolution.
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