The Intolerable Acts
The British Parliament passed the Intolerable Acts as a response to the Boston Tea Party. The first act was the Boston Port Act which stopped the colonies from using the Boston Harbor until the East India Company was repaid for the damages caused by the colonists and the king felt that order had been restored. The Massachusetts Government Act put the government of Massachusetts under British rule and limited town meetings to 1 per year. The third act was Administration of Justice Act , it allowed trials of accused officials to be moved to other colonies or even to Britain if they felt they could not get a fair trial in Massachusetts. Next, the Quartering Act forced colonists to house British soldiers. Finally, the Quebec Act, extended the boundaries of the British providence of Quebec and removed references to Protestant faith.