Chapter 17. The Townshend Acts Crisis, 1767–1770

  1. Jack P. Greene and
  2. J. R. Pole
  1. Robert J. Chaffin

Published Online: 28 JAN 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470756454.ch17

A Companion to the American Revolution

A Companion to the American Revolution

How to Cite

Chaffin, R. J. (2000) The Townshend Acts Crisis, 1767–1770, in A Companion to the American Revolution (eds J. P. Greene and J. R. Pole), Blackwell Publishers Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470756454.ch17

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 28 JAN 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2000

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780631210580

Online ISBN: 9780470756454

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Keywords:

  • townshend acts crisis;
  • colonies;
  • revenue;
  • administration;
  • Boston massacre

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Britain's Need for Revenue from the Colonies

  • Difficulties with the New York Assembly

  • Plans for a Customs Commission

  • Townshend's Program

  • Reactions to the Townshend Acts

  • The Colonies Boycott British Goods

  • Repeal of the Townshend Duties

  • The Boston Massacre