The Sugar Act (The American Revenue Act) was passed on April 5, 1764 when the British started to tax sugar, wine, and other important goods.The Sugar Act was and extension of the Molasses Act(1733), which was set to expire in 1763.The British taxed these things because they wanted more money to help provide more protection for the colonies. The focus of the Sugar Act was to discourage colonial merchants and manufacturers from smuggling non-British goods to avoid taxes imposed by Parliament. the Sugar Act successfully reduced smuggling, but it greatly disrupted the economy of the American colonies by increasing the cost of many imported items, and reducing exports to non-British markets. The Sugar was proposed by Prime Minister George Grenville.

This is a video that some students made that has a very catchy tune to it. If you remember this some you will always remember the Sugar Act!




Proclamation of 1763 (October 7, 1763)- George III Prohibited all settlement west of the Appalachian mountians without the guarantees of secturity from the indians or Native American nations. This offended the colonist and made they feel used.

The Sugar Act (April 5, 1764)- The first attempt to finance the defence of the colonies by the British Government. The act required a Vice-Admiralty Court in Halifax, Nova Scotia to hear smuggling without jury and with the persumption if guilt. These Measures led to widespread protest.

The Stamp Act (March 22, 1765)-This Parliament required all legal documents, newspapers and pamplets required to use watermarketed, or "stamped" paper which a levy was placed.
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