SAT Subject US History Practice Question 432: Answer and Explanation

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Question: 432

53. Which of the following colonial actions provoked the British Parliament to pass the Intolerable Acts?

A. Signing of the Declaration of Independence
B. Tarring and feathering of British agents sent to the colonies to distribute stamps
C. Dumping chests of East India Tea into Boston harbor
D. Convening of the Constitutional Convention
E. Demanding that the governor of Massachusetts expel all British troops from Boston

Correct Answer: C


Parliament felt that it had to take stern measures against the colonists because during the Boston Tea Party, they destroyed valuable property.

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