How Many Intolerable Acts Were There?
There were a total of 5 acts included in the Coercive Acts or Intolerable Acts of 1774.
The British Parliament passed all these five laws to punish American Colonists and Patriots for the incident of the Boston Tea Party.
Of course, you know that the Boston Tea Party was the incident, which led the British East India Company into heavy economic losses.
Let me tell you another thing here…
Many people think there were only 4 laws included in the Intolerable Acts. But this is not true.
They think this way because they don’t add here the Quartering Act of 1774, which was the 2nd version of 1765’s Quartering Act.
Here is the list of all five Intolerable Acts of 1774:
- Boston Port Act (March 31, 1774)
- Massachusetts Government Act (20 May 1774)
- Administration of Justice Act (20 May 1774)
- Quartering Act (1774)
- Quebec Act (22 June 1774).
I hope you have got your answer.
But Why These Laws Are Important In American History?
Actually, these 5 laws were the main turning point, which broke out all the boundaries of patients of American colonists and provoked them for rebellion against the British Empire.
Finally, the rebellion brought independence for the 13 colonies and formed a new country, the United States of America.