Declaring Independence Boston Port Act

Boston Port Act

(March 31, 1774)

In response to the Boston Tea Party, the British Parliament outlawed the use of the Port of Boston for "landing and discharging, lading or shipping, of goods, wares, and merchandise" until such time as restitution was made to the King's treasury for customs duty lost and to the East India Company for damages suffered. Passed on March 31, 1774, the Boston Port Act was one of the Intolerable Acts designed to control American dominions. Instead, they helped solidify resistance to the British.

The other Intolerable Acts were:

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