Edited by John E. In addition, Grenville decided to increase the number of British troops in North America to help defend them from any continued threat from France.
Riots and protests broke out in Boston, particularly the Stamp Act riots in August of 1765, the Boston Massacre in March of 1770, which began as a protest against the presence of British troops in the city, and the Boston Tea Party in December of 1773.
The goal of the Dominion of New England was to strengthen colonial defenses, appoint government officials in the colonies and help enforce the Navigation Act. Mandy's site, Woodlands UK.
The Navigation Act was primarily aimed at the Dutch, whom had colonized what is now New York state and had a monopoly in the North American trade industry. To raise revenue, Grenville mandated that the British government should shift some of the cost of the war to the American colonies by restructuring colonial governance and increasing national revenue.
Henretta, James A. The British policy of salutary neglect toward the American colonies inadvertently contributed to the American Revolution. Tea was sold in America at 10s per pound, half its previous price and less than the cost of smuggled tea.
The new King and Queen of England, Mary and William of Orange, made the Massachusetts Bay Colony a royal colony in 1691 and issued it a new charter with stricter rules than the original charter.
Henry Holt and Co, 2002. The first of the Navigation Acts existed for almost two centuries and was repealed in 1849. These goods were to be carried on English ships. The Navigation Act also caused a ripple effect in the colonies when the war it started led to tension in the New England Confederation , an alliance formed between the New England colonies to help bolster colonial defenses.
Robert Walpole was Britain's Prime Minister from 1721-1742. News of these protests inspired similar activities and protests in other colonies, and thus the Stamp Act served as a common cause to unite the 13 colonies in opposition to the British Parliament.
The revenue raised from it was to provide for the salaries of colonial officers and its administration. Soldiers were to be housed in barracks or empty public buildings and not in private residences. The opportunity for peaceful negotiation came to an end, and the war for American Independence began on April 19, 1775 when British troops and American colonists clashed at Lexington and Concord. Findling, Frank W. An Encyclopedia of Global Warfare and Civilization.
Grenville decided that since the colonists directly benefited from this defense of the British army, they should help pay for the cost of the army.