1764 The Sugar Act
The Sugar Act of 1764 was passed by the Parliament of Great Britain. This act created a complicated system of loading and unloading cargo ships to make it harder for goods to be smuggled. A tax was placed on some foreign goods such as sugar, coffee and wine. It also cut the importation duties of molasses to make tax easier to collect. The Stamp Act was enforced so that the British could pay off their debt caused by the French and Indian War. This angered colonists because it made foreign goods more expensive, therefore it made them less affordable.