Date of The Intolerable Acts
The date and month of the 5 Intolerable Acts were different from each other.
In general, these laws were a series of separate acts and hence they passed them on different dates and months.
The British parliament passed them all to punish colonists for the guilt of the Boston Tea Party.
Mostly, the acts targeted the province of Massachusetts.
In Britain, those were referred to as ‘Coercive Acts’.
They passed all these Acts in the year 1774.
Their passing dates and months were like this:
1. The first Intolerable act was the ‘Boston Port Act’ – Passed on 31st March 1774.
2. The second was the ‘Massachusetts Government Act’ – Passed on 20th May 1774.
3. The third was the ‘Administration of Justice Act’ – Passed on 20th May 1774.
4. The fourth was the ‘Quartering Act’ – British Parliament renewed this law on 2nd June 1774. Because in 1765, there was already a Quartering Act passed by the Parliament.
5. The fifth was the ‘Quebec Act’ – Received royal assent on 22nd June 1774.
When Did The Intolerable Acts Come To An End?
The way the laws were passed on different dates and months; similarly, they came to an end on different years, dates, and months.
So, here are the dates of the acts’ revocation:
1. The Boston Port Act: The first Intolerable law, the Boston Port Act was repealed in 1783 via the Parliamentary Act.
2. The Massachusetts Government Act: This was repealed in 1778 by the Parliament of Great Britain.
From the year 1778, The British started realizing that they would soon lose the 13 colonies.
For this reason, to attract revolutionary leaders to the table for peace negotiation, they repealed this act.
However, it benefited them nothing.
3. Administration of Justice Act: Infamous as the Murdering Act, the black law was repealed in 1871 by the Statute Law Revision Act.
4. Quartering Act (1774): Not known.
5. Quebec Act: The Quebec Act was repealed in 1791 by the Constitutional Act of 1791.
How The Acts Were Intolerable To The Colonists?
As I have mentioned above, all these laws were brought by the British Parliament to punish American colonists for the guilt of the Boston Tea Party incident.
Of course, the Parliament of Britain did not define it with this name. They named the series ‘Coercive Acts’.
But due to their vengeful nature towards colonists, they named them Intolerable Acts.
Among those five, the most dangerous was the Administration of Justice Act.
Through this, the British parliament even indirectly permitted English administrative personals to commit crimes against colonists and run away.
On the other hand, via the ‘Quartering Act‘ Britain forced Americans to provide shelter to the English soldiers in their own private homes.
Similarly, via the ‘Quebec Act,’ they tried reducing the land areas of the 13 colonies.