SAT Subject US History Practice Question 1024: Answer and Explanation

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Question: 1024

3. The Intolerable Acts passed in 1774

A. affected all the colonies in British North America.
B. affected only the city of Boston.
C. resulted in the suspension of the charter of Massachusetts.
D. led to Shays's Rebellion.
E. were a direct result of the Townshend Acts.

Correct Answer: C


The Intolerable Acts, also known as the Coercive Acts, affected the colony of Massachusetts. The charter of Massachusetts was suspended, and Boston Harbor was closed. The other colonies were not directly impacted by these acts. All of Massachusetts was affected by these laws, and Boston Harbor was closed. Shays's Rebellion occurred in 1787, when Daniel Shays, a farmer from Massachusetts, led an uprising against the state of Massachusetts over taxation. His actions led to the calling of the Constitutional Convention, the purpose of which was to revise the Articles of Confederation. The Townshend Acts were passed in 1766 and placed duties on glass, lead, paint, paper, and tea. They were repealed in 1770 on all items except tea.

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