1774 The Intolerable Acts
The Intolerable Acts were called the Coercive Acts to the British. In response to the Boston Tea Party, the British passed the Boston Port Act. The Boston Port Act would stop any of the harbors in Boston from importing or exporting anything by ship. This made colonists extremely angry because most of their income came from selling goods that were imported to Boston. Other acts gave the British more authority in Boston and after the Quebec Act, which was meant to make it easier for the British to control America's economy and politics, colonists knew that this British influence must stop.