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The Sugar Act Of 1764
Transcript of The Sugar Act Of 1764
While the sugar act successfully reduced smuggling it greatly disrupted the economy. Protest against the sugar act led to boycotts of British goods and luxurys. The main protest were due to the economic impact.
How it began
In 1764 the sugar act was passed by English parliament to offset the debts that the French and Indians left behind. The sugar act increased the duties on imported sugar and other items, for example textiles, coffee, wines, and dye.
The sugar act was proposed by prime minister George Grenville. The sugar act also increased enforcement of the smuggling laws at the time.
The main goal of the sugar act was to raise revenue or income to help provide money for the military cost for protecting the American colonists.
-The sugar act was passed in april 5th,1764
-The act made everyone in America pay a 3 cent tax on sugar
-The proper name for the sugar act is the American Revenue Act