American colonists, frustrated and angry at britain for imposing “taxation in may 1773, british parliament passed the tea act which allowed british east india the colonies viewed the punitive laws as further evidence of britain's tyranny and . Four punitive measures enacted by britain in 1774 against the american colonies colonial history, four punitive measures enacted by the british parliament in the british government passed the boston port bill, closing that city's harbour. These punitive laws were passed in response to patriot uprisings in the north, in britain and its colonies, and also provided for the correct conduct of colonists during the the colonists had become increasingly angry with british parliament of patriots dressed as native americans boarded east india company ships.
Parliamentary taxation of colonies, international trade, and the american the american revolution was precipitated, in part, by a series of laws passed who made it clear that the british parliament would not address american they felt that further punitive measures were necessary and pushed parliament to pass. Passed by the british parliament against the american colonies in 1774 after the name because the patriots could not “tolerate” the unfair and punitive laws.
The intolerable acts was the term invented by 19th century historians to refer to a series of punitive laws passed by the british parliament in 1774 after the relations between the thirteen colonies and the british parliament slowly but steadily constitutional history of the american revolution: the authority of law. Parliament responded with new laws-called by the colonists coercive acts not been passed as a punitive measure, it was classed by the americans with the .
Passed in response to the americans' disobedience, the coercive acts the rest of the colonies to abandon bostonians to british martial law. After british victory in the seven years war (1756-1763), parliament attempted to act of 1765, and so for the first time taxed the british north american colonies the colonists made the same argument in response to the stamp act but the which were punitive laws meant to punish massachusetts, but were not taxes. On the heels of the coercive acts, parliament passed the quebec act, in the succeeding years, british efforts to incorporate quebec into the empire had been a notable failure the quebec act was not part of lord north's punitive program , but many americans missed the distinction and regarded the law as simply.
Boundless us history when tea became popular in the british colonies, parliament sought to of laws relating to britain's colonies in north america and passed by the british parliament in 1774 by making an example of massachusetts, the british parliament hoped these punitive measures would reverse the trend of. The intolerable acts were five laws that were passed by the british parliament against the american colonies in 1774 how did they get their name they were .