The Intolerable Acts are laws passed by the British Parliament in 1774.
- One of the laws closed Boston Harbor until the colonists paid for the destroyed tea.
- The Quartering Act allowed Britain to house troops where ever it wanted. This one was for all the colonies, not just Massachusetts.
- The Administration of Justice Act allowed the trials of accused royal officials to take place in Great Britain if the Governor decided that the defendant could not get a fair trial in Massachusetts.
- The Quebec Act gave the Ohio country to Canada. These Laws were so harsh that the colonists called them the Intolerable Acts.
Other colonies offered Massachusetts their support. They sent supplies to Boston. The Committees of Correspondence also called for a meeting of all colonies. This meeting would decide what to do about their problems with Britain, which led to the Continental Congress.
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- Primary documents (British and American) relating to the Intolerable Acts, originally published in the American Archives and presented online by the Northern Illinois University Libraries.
- Text of the Boston Port Act
- Text of the Massachusetts Government Act
- Text of the Administration of Justice Act
- Text of the Quartering Act
- Text of the Quebec Act