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Transcript of History
Parliament passed 5 Coercive Acts or the Intolerable Acts as it was called in the colonies. Some examples of of the Intolerable Acts that were passed are an act which closed ports & another, the Quartering Act forced colonists to house soldiers.
General Thomas Gage was appointed the new governer of Massachusetts, and placed Boston under martial law.
The British could bring the colonists to England to be tried.
Laws established by judgements. They didn't use code of laws, they used a set of rules that followed.
General Gage then marched into Concord, Massachusetts to sieze colonial weapons Courtney Wildes, Kelsey Wittig, Janeca Cua, Brianna Maisonet, Misi Kalanoska Methods of Enforcement A sample of the Administration of Justice Act (Primary Source) May 20, 1774
AN ACT for or the impartial administration of justice in the cases of persons questioned for any acts done by them in the execution of the law, or for the suppression of riots and tumults, in the province of the Massachusetts's Bay, in New England.
WHEREAS in his Majesty's province of Massachusetts's Bay, in New England, an attempt hath lately been made to throw off the authority of the parliament of Great Britain over the said province, and an actual and avowed resistance, by open force, to the execution of certain acts of parliament, hath been suffered to take place, uncontrolled and unpunished, ...: and whereas, in the present disordered state of the said province, it is of the utmost importance ... to the reestablishment of lawful authority throughout the same, that neither the magistrates acting in support of the laws, nor any of his Majesty's subjects aiding and assisting them therein, or in the suppression of riots and tumults, ... should be discouraged from the proper discharge of their duty, by an apprehension, that in case of their being questioned for any acts done therein, they may be liable to be brought to trial for the same before persons who do not acknowledge the validity of the laws, in the execution thereof, or the of the magistrate in support of whom, such acts had been done: in order therefore to remove every such discouragement from the minds of his Majesty's subjects, and to induce them, upon all proper occasions, to exert themselves in support of the public peace of the province, and of the authority of the King and Parliament of Great Britain over the same; be it enacted ..., That if any inquisition or indictment shall be found, or if any appeal shall be sued or preferred against any person, for murder, or other capital offense, in the province of the Massachusetts's Bay, and it shall appear, by information given upon oath to the governor .. Ways the Colonists were punished Prezi By: Political Cartoon about the Intolerable Acts from a newspaper
-National Archives The British Forcing the Intolerable Acts upon the colonists. The Historical significance of these events is that these enforcements of the law by the British led to the colonists wanting their freedom, and led to the American Reveloution. Intolerable Acts