>Aztec acount of Masscre  

Search Site
About MultiEducator
The Colonies
For Educators
World History
Election Central
Primary Source Documents
20th Century Almanac
Aviation History
Navy History
Railroad History
America's Wars



History of Israel
Other Links
About Historycentral
Contact US


Historycentral.com-American History- Revolt-Educational Resources- Colonist Response

Lesson on the Colonist Response to the Townshend Acts

¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† EXERCISE: The colonist responded to the Townshend Acts with a boycott of British¬† goods. They summarized their feelings in the circular letter.¬† Have your students read the circular letter.¬† The paragraph beginning: ‚ÄúIt is, moreover, their humble opinion, which they express¬†with the greatest deference to the wisdom of the Parliament, that the acts made there, imposing duties on the people of this province, with the sole and express purpose of raising a revenue, are infringements of their natural and constitutional rights; because, as they are not represented in the British Parliament, his Majesty's Commons in Britain, by those acts, grant their property without their consent.‚Ä̬†¬†¬†

        This paragraph  sums up well the argument for no taxation without representation.

EXERCISE: Have students stage a protest or boycott against ‚Äútaxation without representation‚ÄĚ.