What was the coercive act of parliament in 1774?
The Coercive Acts:
Also known as the Intolerable Acts or restraining acts, were enforced in the colonies in 1774 from England under the rule of King George III.
· These acts are a combination of the following: Boston Port Act, Quartering Act, Admin of Justice Act, and the Massachusetts Act.
· With the main port closed, colonies like NY losing gov. power, and the quartering act taking away rights of landowners, the acts urged the colonies to gather and assemble the first continental congress.
Listen to the sounds, the pounding on the door, the helicopter hovering, the barked orders to keep their hands up, and then the sound of spring birds chirping as this desecration of liberty unfolds surreality down the street into hundreds of families homes as Bostonians are forced from their homes in all states of dress and undress, many shoeless, most speechless and frightened out of their ‘sheltering in place’ homes that they’ve already been confined to in the operation’s edict to wait to be ‘rescued’ by the military/swat/police/authorities.
What King George III failed to do has been accomplished by our own ‘protectors’. Sad, sad, sad, portentous event, shameful for all the world to see this disgraceful drill acted out in the name of ‘safety and security’.
This was a seeming lark for these men, but make no mistake this was no harmless exercise.
Looking out your window and having this pointed at you was nothing less that martial law threatening you with your life if you dared to make a ‘suspicious’ move. ‘Freeze’! Is the implied command.
Your only course of action was to take your shoeless coatless children out into the street to be frisked and searched while the ‘protectors’ rifled through your entire home and belongings.
Saddest of all was the gratefulness Bostonians expressed toward the whole sorry affair…………
Bostonians, This Was Not Cool! Disgraced Desegrated Deflowered Defamed, Paul Revere is Turning in His Grave!