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The Boston Agreement Of 1768

In Uncategorized on April 13, 2021 at 6:38 am

Other U.S. cities have implemented similar non-import agreements to oppose the unpopular British policy. The use of raw materials, goods produced in the colonies and Yankee ingenuity were commonplace. Meanwhile, the American colonies experimented with the idea of being self-sufficient and not relying on the metropolis. This experience would be invaluable, because in a few years during the revolution, the British Royal Navy would blockade the American coast and close many major port cities. In the non-import agreement in Boston, traders and traders agreed to boycott goods under the Townshend Revenue Act until taxes on those goods were lifted. Some critical products have been excluded from the boycott, such as salt, hemp and duck cloths. Smuggling was widespread. This was a direct violation of the Navigation Act. Almost all American communities have benefited or participated in the smuggling of illicit goods purchased by Dutch, French and Spanish traders. Smuggling was not only a cheaper alternative to taxed British products, but it also served as an effective means of resisting and undermining British politics. Boston was overwhelmed by smuggling and smugglers. The Sons of Liberty financed their organization through lucrative smuggling operations.

Smuggling financed much of their opposition to British authority. Samuel Adams, John Hancock and Paul Revere were all known as notorious patriotic Boston traffickers. This agreement was addressed directly to the British Parliament. Nevertheless, Parliament was not alone in being effective. On the contrary, Boston businessmen hoped that their English colleagues would put pressure on Parliament to prevent colonial trade from being damaged or worse, which would affect the economy and well-being of the United Kingdom. During the 1760s, the British Parliament passed numerous legislative acts that had a significant impact on the colonial economy and caused problems in industry, agriculture and trade. This means that the Boston non-import agreement could not be the first such agreement to oppose Parliament`s conduct. This boycott lasted until 1770, when the British Parliament was forced to repeal the laws against which the Boston Non-Import Agreement was intended. The whole struggle for the 1760s can be seen as a firm commitment by the settlers to economic and political independence, as an attempt to eliminate illegal taxes and customs duties, which they believed was possible. One of these attempts was the Boston Non-Import Agreement, which, although not very successful, also contributed to this struggle, which would later lead to an escalation of conflicts and, later, to the American Revolution itself. It can also be concluded that non-imports were also a means of cleaning up inventories, resetting profitability and offsetting exchange rates.

Non-import agreements have not only contributed to the upsurriving of undesirable behaviour, but have also contributed to lower exchange rates and the clearing of inventories filled with importers. The Boston non-import agreement of 1768 and the subsequent removal of townshend Revenue Act taxes on all raw materials except tea was an important cause that led to December 16, 1773 at the Boston Tea Party.