Hannah asked in Arts & HumanitiesHistory · 8 years ago

The Sugar Act was an effort by the British Parliament to?

A. Reduce colonial smuggling

B. Boost the colonial shipbuilding industry

C. Limit the colonists' use of tea

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  • Anonymous
    8 years ago
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    A. Reduce colonial smuggling

    The Sugar Act (1764) was a tax passed by the British to pay for the Seven Years War, called the French and Indian War in America. It taxed sugar and molasses in British colonies in America and the West Indies. It was also a use of mercantilism. It was one of the first taxes that led to protests in the Thirteen Colonies. The Sugar and Stamp Acts were done away with in 1766.

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