The Intolerable Acts

In a post NO LESS THAN 40 words, explain how the Intolerable Acts backfired for England.  In this post you should note what the acts’ intentions were so you can do a good job explaining how they backfired.  Use the Choices packet to help you include details.

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30 Responses to The Intolerable Acts

  1. Jacob Gravett says:

    The Intolerable Acts backfired because the colonists helped the patriots in defiance of the Intelorable Acts. They formed a council in Philadelphia and the council was a front toin the face of British pressure. They were loyal to King George the third but not the parliament. The council “set the stage for a collision with British power by voting to boycott trade with the mother country and by urging the colonies to form militias to resist the enforcement of the Intolerable Acts.

  2. Jacob Gravett says:

    The Intolerable Acts backfired because the colonists helped the patriots in defiance of the Intelorable Acts. They formed a council in Philadelphia and the council was a front toin the face of British pressure. They were loyal to King George the third but not the parliament. The council “set the stage for a collision with British power by voting to boycott trade with the mother country and by urging the colonies to form militias to resist the enforcement of the Intolerable Acts.”

  3. Jace Alford says:

    England had already been pushing the colonies way too far. This act was like alright that’s it for the colonies. The response from the Boston Tea Party incident closed Boston’s port and suspeneded Massachusetts charter. The patriots were extremely angry and were going to back down, until the support of the colonies for them swelled to tremendous levels. After 20 years of Benjamin Franklin’s first attempt at forming a council, the colonists actually went through with this idea. A representative from every colony (except Georgia) was there. American colonists were through with Britain.

  4. Logan Edwards says:

    England had been bossing the colonies over the edge. This act was the breaking point for the colonies. They responded from the Boston tea party by closing Boston ports and suspened the Boston charter. The patriots were eritated by the British government and were not going to back down, until someone got the same feeling of angrier. Finally after 20 long years of trying to form a council, andthe colonist acually went along with the idea. A reperesentation was finally mad except for Georgia. This showed that the colonist were through with England.

  5. Kell Graham says:

    The British have already pushes and annoyed the colonies very far, so the colonies are already mad enough but when they made these acts they were through with it. This lead to an outrage to the colonies and Benjamin Franklin decided to form a congress and the colonist agreed to this idea. This eventually led to much more rage against Britain

    • Kell Graham says:

      The British have already pushes and annoyed the colonies very far, so the colonies are already mad enough but when they made these acts they were through with it. This lead to an outrage to the colonies and Benjamin Franklin decided to form a congress and the colonist agreed to this idea. This eventually led to much more rage against Britain.

  6. Nick Finley says:

    How did the Intolerable Acts backfire on Britain? They backfired on Britain because of the Boston Tea Party. The Boston Tea Party had a big effect on Britain because when the colonists threw all the tea into the Boston Harbor the British were angry. When the colonists saw the British were angry, they passed a boycott trade with the mother country and by urging the colonies to form militias to resist the enforcement of the Intolerable Acts.

  7. Soha Ahmed says:

    I think the British have been obnoxious and have been very bossy to the colonies. I think the colonies first of all are already fed up with all the laws and regulation British have put on the colonies. After the colonies hear they have more acts and laws, the colonist are sick and tired and want to do something about it. This big issue let to a very important meeting with Benjamin Franklin to discuss these matters. The colonies agreed with Benjamin Franklin and late on this act caused a commotion within Britain and colonies. After this meeting took place there were many changes and more wars and riots between Britain and colonies. This is a major event that occurred during that time. Another major event that occurred due to the intolerable acts was the Boston tea party. The Boston tea party also backfired because the colonists were tired of paying taxes and new laws Britain was making so they decided to dump all the tea of the boat as they were dressed up as Indians. The Boston Tea Party was one of the main effects due to the intolerable acts

  8. Hayden Garrett says:

    The Intolerable Acts included the Stamp Act, the Sugar Act, and the Tea Act. The Stamp Act was that all of the legal items like newspapers, important documents, and even playing cards had to have a stamp on them to enforce taxes. The Sugar Act was that molasses and other sweeteners charged the colonists to import these goods, but molasses was actually cheaper than before. Lastly the Tea Act was that the British East India Company could sell directly to the colonists at a lower price than the Dutch tea. Patriots saw this a another way to tax them causing the British Tea Party in the Boston Harbor. All the taxes on the colonists made the colonists’ bubble pop or that this made then very angry, making them want to rebel even more than usual. The British were going to far, even though all the colonists wanted was taxation without representation. England had the short end because they were just making the colonists more and more angry creating a revolution with the colonists and England. They were so angry that the Sons of Liberty tarred and feathered tax collectors. The colonists had it with their mother country and wanted freedom.

  9. Kieran Kirk :) says:

    The Intolerable Acts made by the British Parliament were designed to eliminate the boycotts and other rebellions happening in Boston. The Parliament suspended the charter for the entire state of Massachusetts just because of the Boston Tea Party, this was essentially the reason for the Intolerable Acts. Britain’s intention, as stated before was to eliminate the boycotts happening due to the taxes placed on tea and other commonly imported goods. The Intolerable Acts backfired on the British, who thought and hoped they would simply end the conflicts between the mother and daughter country. However, this was not the case, the Intolerable Acts, instead of stopping the colonists rebellion, only heightened the colonists desire to rebel. The Intolerable Acts ultimately caused the colonists to boycott trade with the mother country completely, and begin to form militias which contributed to the resisting of the Intolerable Acts.

  10. Nicancona says:

    The intolerable acts backfired on the British. The acts backfire because, the British thought by putting the acts on the colonies would end all conflicts between them. This is where the colonists drew the line. The conflicts and tension grew inside of the colonists, and finally the colonists started boycotts. The acts backfired when the colonists took their boycotts to a whole another level. The boycotts lead to attacks, and rages on the British.

  11. richgerhardt says:

    After the Boston Tea Party everything changed. After such an act, the British were quite upset and closed the port of Boston and suspended the charter of Massachusetts. The British also brought over General Thomas Gage to be the royal governor of Massachusetts and enforced the economic sanctions that England had brought upon the colonists. These actions the British took were called the “Intolerable Acts.” These act, however, backfired, as the colonists began to resist Britain’s actions. The colonists would then come up with representatives from each colony(except for Georgia) to create a resistance to the mother country. This coming together would eventually set the stage for more protest in the colonies as a further push for representation kept on going. These protests included boycott and the forming of militias to resist the enforcement of the Intolerable Acts.

  12. The intolerable acts were the limitations England put on the colonies for the Boston tea party and other boycotts. The Bostonians were angry with everyone agreeing that they should be punished. They took their anger out by creating small militias. Militias were small groups of inexperienced towns men. When General Gage heard about patriots holding a large quantity of weapons in Concord, Massachusetts. He marched his troops down there to see what was happening. He was ambushed many times by “minute men” who were members of local militias. By the time Gage retreated back to Boston most of his men were killed by other minute men from other colonies.

  13. Brandon Mayer says:

    The “Intolerable Acts” were created by Britain, in order to raise revenue for England. The British declared that all tea imported in the colony would be taxed to raise revenue for England. This Act quickly backfired on the British. They not only lost the taxes they hoped to gain on the tea, but they also lost all of the tea because the colonists threw it into the Boston Harbor. By forming militias the colonies boycotted any form of taxation and prevented Britain from gaining more power over the colonies.

  14. The intolerable acts were a set of acts aimed to punish the colonists. A prime minister named Lord North said “the Americans have tarred and feathered your subjects, plundered your merchants, burnt your ships, denied all obedience to your laws and authority; yet so clement and so long forbearing has our conduct been that it is incumbent on us now to take a different course. Whatever may be the consequences, we must risk something; if we do not, all is over”. While the British may have thought was they were doing was right, all they really did was raise the colonists anger. The two intolerable acts that we learned about are the Boston Port Act and the Massachusetts Government Act. The first act closed the port in Boston and the second took away Massachusetts’s charter. These acts infuriated the colonists and instead of instilling fear into the colonists they just made them angry.

    Once the colonists heard about these acts, they started stockpiling a large amount of gunpowder and weapons. The new governor, Thomas Gage started to get worried when he heard about this and started to locate and take hold of these stockpiles. On one of these missions of April 19 1775, Gage ordered 700 British troops to go to Lexington and do one of these raids. The colonists prepared and when the British got there the first shot was fired. (Ralph Waldo Emerson once described this shot as the “shot heard round the world”) All of this fighting might have been prevented if the intolerable acts wouldn’t have been instated. Overall the Intolerable acts backfired against the British, because all of this stuff might have never happened if the Intolerable Acts never existed.

  15. Mallorie Ross says:

    After the most democratic blow against the Tea Act, known as the Boston Tea Party, was taken out, Britain adopted much firmer policies toward the colonists. They intended to set limits for the colonists after the extremely unpatriotic action against the British government’s taxation for tea. These laws were put in place to set boundaries for the colonists and show them that they cannot just challenge the mother country and get away with it. However, the Intolerable Acts seemed unusually strict for the country to commence. The suspension of the charter that was granted to the British colonies in America and the closing of the port were just a few of the new restrictions set in for the colonists. On the other hand, this sent the colonists thinking together toward a common goal, brining them to think together about breaking loose from Britain’s hold. They initiated a Continental Congress in which representatives from each of the colonies, except for Georgia, were sent to Philadelphia to discuss ways to support Massachusetts. This congress united the colonists, and they began to believe that they could think for themselves and live without support of the mother country. This congress also urged the colonists to form a private army to withstand the Intolerable Acts. This eventually led to the independence of the colonies and the start of a new country.

  16. Bailey Babcox says:

    The intolerable acts backfired on Britain because this brought the colonists together to make a council, like what Benjamin Franklin had said 20 years earlier. The colonist then sent delegates from each of the eleven colonies to represent them. Here the colonists discussed how they accepted King George III, while rejecting parliament’s power. The intolerable acts also backfired on Britain because all of the other acts started piling up, which made the colonists angry because they felt like they had to follow many rules without much freedom. This made the colonists want freedom even more, which lead to the colonists revolting against Britain.

  17. kendall mayer says:

    The British Parliament intentions for making the Intolerable Acts were to remove the rebellions going on in Boston. The rebellion that finally pushed the British over the edge was the Boston Tea Party; this was a big reason the act was passed. The British were so infuriated and annoyed with the colonist that they suspended the charted for Massachusetts. The Intolerable Acts backfired on the British because it only made the colonist want to rebel and go against the British actions more. This lead to the First Continental Congress; representatives from all the colonies but Georgia joined together to try and handle the British. The congress made the countries unite and begin to see how they could thrive without their mother country. This congress came up with ideas that only caused more tension between the British and the colonist like boycotts and forming a military to resist the British commands.

  18. milkmanhd says:

    They closed the port of Boston and suspended the charter of Massachusetts the patriots branded the new restrictions as intolerable acts. They formed the first continental congress. The congress affirmed there loyalty to king gorge the third while rejecting the authority of parliament. This congress voted to boycott trade with Britain. They urged the colonies to form militias to reset enforcement of the intolerable acts.

  19. Reni Moshos says:

    The Intolerable Act backfired on Britain by uniting the colonies. In the summer of 1774, eleven colonial legislatures voted and sent people to Philadelphia to talk about how they could help Massachusetts and form a group to face the British pressure. The colonists began to push back against the British control. They voted to boycott trading with Britain and the colonists created militias to help resist the Intolerable Acts.

  20. stephanie weeber says:

    The Intolerable Acts backfired on Britain because they did the exact opposite of what they were supposed to do. Parliament closed Boston’s port and suspended the charter of Massachusetts. These became known as the Intolerable Acts. They were created from Britain’s response to the Boston Tea Party. They were designed to keep the colonists from rebelling and boycotting. But, the colonists boycotted trade with the mother country and urged the colonies to form militias and rebel to resist the enforcement of the Intolerable Acts. Britain had already made the colonist very mad by enforcing other acts like the Stamp Act and Sugar Act. Adding another thing to the table didn’t help. Also, this lead to the forming of the Continental Congress, which made the colonies grow closer together and turn against Britain. This all eventually led to the American Revolution.

  21. hibaq says:

    The Intolerable Act backfired on Britain because Benjamin Franklin had urged the colonies to form a council. eleven colonial legislatures voted to send representatives to Philadelphia to discuss ways of helping Massachusetts and presenting a united from in the face of British pressure.the colonist also voted to boycott trade with the mother country, Britain, and urged the colonies to form the enforcement of the Intolerable Acts.

  22. Phillip Bowman says:

    The restrictions placed over the colonists in 1774 were not the result of one event alone, the colonists had been tarring people, abusing tax collectors, and many other things because the British had given large taxes to the Colonists. The British government placed new restrictions on the colonists known as the intolerable act, The British placed these restrictions because the colonists had pushed their tolerance over the limit. The Parliament shut down the Boston port and took away the Massachusetts charter; they wanted to punish Boston’s patriots.
    Not long after the intolerable acts, the colonies began to give their support to Massachusetts and to show a bit of resistance to the British. Eleven colonial legislatures voted to send representatives to Philadelphia, where they would figure out ways to help Massachusetts and bring a united front to the British. The Delegates to the First Continental Congress lit a short fuse on the British grip on America by voting to boycott trade with them and by telling the colonies to created militias and to begin to resist the intolerable acts with violence.
    The colonists stockpiled weapons and created militias, preparing to resist the British. Once the British found out there were stock piled weapons and militias the problems started. General Gage, a British general, had his men take over stockpiles so the militia groups couldn’t access the weapons. Gage’s seizing of stockpiles was working until 1775 when he sent soldiers to take over a supply center for the patriots in Concord, Massachusetts. Before the British got to concord they were met by militia men. The standoff ended with eight dead militia men and a spark to start the war of independence.

  23. Rhys Theros says:

    The intolerable act backfired on Britain because Britain had been pushing the colonist too far and the colonist had had enough. This led to the Boston Tea party. When Boston threw all the tea into the Harbor this outraged Britain. They resisted the intolerable act by forming boycotts. Then the colonist started to resist everything which gave them more confidence. Then 20 years later Benjamin Franklin after his first attempt of forming a council had enough of Britain’s rule. The colonist agreed with his idea were rid of Britain once and for all.

  24. Andrew Bierman says:

    The Intolerable Acts passed by the British included the Sugar Act (1764), the Stamp Act (1765), the Townshend Act (1767), and the Tea Act (1773). These Acts were passed to help offset war debts incurred during the French and Indian War. The Sugar Act actually lowered taxes on sugar, molasses, and rum that were shipped to the colonies, however, these taxes were now strictly enforced. The Stamp Act required that all legal documents created in the colonies be marked with an official stamp that was only available through tax collectors. The Townshend Act taxed imports such as paint, paper, lead, glass, and tea. The Tea Act allowed direct sales of tea to the colonies by the British East India Company, avoiding Dutch middlemen.
    The Intolerable Acts became so called after the Boston Tea Party when the British “punished” the colonies by suspending the charter of Massachusetts and closing Boston Harbor. The Acts effectively resulted in uniting the colonists against the British; eleven colonies sent representatives to Philadelphia for the first Continental Congress to discuss ways of helping the Massachusetts and presenting a united front against increasing British pressure.

  25. dealjohn says:

    The intolorable acts, also known as the Stamp and Sugar acts, backfired on Britian and did not help them at all. They just caused riots that later united the colonists more and more against England. The colonists felt that these acts were unfair as they were paying off Britians debts from the war without having any representation in parliament. The colonies were already out of debt when England forced these acts on them. Because they thought these acts to be unfair, many riots arose like the Boston Tea party. England would have been even more hurt if King George had not taken them back making the colonists thing he cared about them.
    John Deal
    BTW Mr. P My internet was down last night so i did it this morning it is amazing.

  26. alekdaniel says:

    The intolerable acts backfired Brittan because it lead to riots in the colonies, such as the
    Boston Massacre, and the Boston Tea Party, and it also caused tension between the colonists and the British. The acts consisted of the Stamp Act, the Sugar Act, and the Townsend act and the Tea act. These acts lead the colonists to rebel against the parliament and began to resent their mother country.

  27. Gordon Wallace says:

    The Intolerable Acts closed the port of Boston and suspended the Massachusetts charter. They backfired on England because the colonies joined up and started rebelling as a group in a way that they never had before. The First Continental Congress happened, and the colonies started to make armies. They would use these armies to resist the Intolerable Acts. The armies finally came into play at Lexington and Concord. So if you look at it over the whole course of events, the Intolerable Acts indirectly sparked the Revolutionary War, and therefore backfired on Britain.

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