Parliament repeals all the Townshend duties except the one on tea (69 words)

Historical Context Note


On the 12th of April, 1770 the Townshends Acts were partially repealed by the British Parliament. The Townshends Acts concerned the taxing of the British colonies in North America and were widely resisted. By maintaining tax on tea the British continued to assert its authority over the colonies, and this attempt to retain British rights in North America would lead to the Boston Tea party (1773) and eventually the American Revolution .