By: Taylor Hampton, Jordyn Zymbroy, Dalton Dickson, And Kaleb Points Stamp Act First direct British tax on American Colonist. Every Newspaper, Pamphlet, and other public and legal document had to have a stamp. Colonist didn’t think they should have to pay for something they have been doing for years. Sons of liberty was formed in response. Seeing the hostile reaction in the colonies, the British Government repealed to the act in March 1776. Sugar Act Passed on April 5, 1764, the Sugar Act reduced the rate of tax on molasses from 6 pence to 3 pence per gallon. The act also listed more foreign goods to be taxed including sugar, certain wines, coffee, pimento, cambric and printed calico and further. Regulated the export of lumber and iron. Significance- apart from bribing the custom collecters, was to lower the tariff and to ensure that the lower tariff was being collected. Intolerable Acts After the Boston Massacre, the Royal Governor was forced to remove the occupying army from Boston. The British government chose to reap benefits from the colonies, after the French/Indian war. The colonies were then pressed with greater taxes, and no representation. This led to the Boston Tea Party. In retaliation, the British government passed multiple acts, aimed at bringing the colonies back into control of the King. Tea Act Passed on May 10,1773 by parliament. Raised revenue in American Colonies imposed no new taxes. This act propped up the East India Company which burdened with 18 million pounds of unsold tea. Significant were the launch of the final spark of the American Revolution in Boston. Colonist in Philadelphia and New York turned the tea ships back to Britain. They left Cargo to rot in the docks of Charleston in Boston. The Royal Governor was stubborn and held the ships in port where colonist wouldn’t let them unload. Cargoes of a ton filled the harbor, ships crew were stalled in Boston looking often finding trouble, this led to the Boston Tea Party.