The First Quartering Act was passed in 1765 by the British. The Act required Colonist to house the British soilders in barracks and public houses provided by the colonies. Many Colonist ignored this act mainly because the British soldiers angered them so much. Colonial authorities were required to pay the cost of housing and feeding these troops. When 1,500 more British troops arrived at New York City in 1766, the New York Provincial Assembly refused to comply with the Quartering Act and did not supply billeting for the troops. The troops then had to remain on the ships. For failure to comply with the Quartering Act, Parliament suspended the Province of New York's Governor and legislature in 1767 and 1769.It was never carried out, since the Assembly soon agreed to contribute money towards the quartering of troops. The Quartering Act was circumvented in all colonies other than Pennsylvania. This Act expired on March 24, 1774. The second Quartering Act was passed June 2, 1774. In the previous act, the colonies had been required to provide housing for the soilders, but legislatures had been uncooperative in doing so. The new Quartering Act similarly allowed a governor to house soilders in other buildings if suitable quarters were not provided, but it did not have the provision in the previous Act that soilders be provided with provisions. This Act expired on March 24, 1776.


Timeline1765- Stamp Act- Act that required a stamp on all paper.

1765- First Quartering Act- Act that empowers all Colonist to house British troops in their homes and provide food for them.

1765-1774- Alot of other acts were passed over this period of time. This meant that there were more troops that needed more shelter and places to stay. As a result, King George III reinforced the Quartering Act under a provision known as the Intolerable Acts.

1774- Continental Congress- Colonial delegates meet to organize opposition to the Intolerable Acts.

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