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The Intolerable Acts, called by the British the Coercive Acts or Punitive Acts, were a series of laws passed by the British Parliament in 1774 in response to the growing unrest in the American Colonies, particularly in Boston, Massachusetts for the Boston Tea Party.
The Acts include
- Quartering Act
- Quebec Act
- Massachusetts Government Act
- Currency Act
- Administration of Justice Act
- Boston Port Act
The punitive effect of these laws generated a reaction in a great and growing sympathy for the colonists of Massachusetts, encouraging the neighboring colonies to band together which would help lead to the American Revolutionary War.
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