The Quartering Act

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March 24th, 1765 British Parliament had passed the Quartering Act. Soldiers would be housed by the New York colonists and provided food and anything else they needed. The King placed this act on the colonists to save money and give protection to the people. Because of this the King wouldn’t have to build shelter for the soldiers, saving money, and wouldn’t have to provide the necessities for the soldiers. The troops were housed in barracks, public houses, inns, stables, ale houses, victualing houses and wine sellers’s houses.

The one thing the colonists hated the most was how they were being commanded to house the soldiers. The king didn’t ask them if they would or could. Instead he dumped the soldiers on the colonists. New Yorkers refused to agree with act, and the Constraining Act was passed on the colonial assembly. From here on out the colonists started to revolt. They realized that under the King’s reign America would never rise in potential. The Quartering Act led to them verbally attacking the soldiers and then rebelling against the King's new laws.


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"The Quartering Act of 1765." Gale Encyclopedia of U.S. History: Government and Politics. Detroit: Gale, 2009. Student Resources in Context. Web. 24 Nov. 2015.