The Intolerable Acts
On June 2, 1774, the British Parliament issued what they called, The Coercive Acts. In the Massachusetts Colony, they would quickly become known as The Intolerable Acts, and like most legislation passed by King George III in regards to the American Colonies, they had the exact opposite effect than that intended by the King.
In effect, what the acts did was revoke every right that the colonists had as both English Citizens and as Colonists. In essence, it made Massachusetts a physical part of England, subject to direct rule of the Crown. To us today, this might not seem all that much of a reason to rebel.
That’s why it would be interesting to travel back in time and see what the Colonials thought about what was happening…
Posted on June 2, 2016, in American, History, News & Notes, Revolution and tagged 1774, American Revolution, Boston, Intolerable Acts, King George III, Massachusetts, Parliament. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.