Lead: In the 1700s the United States broke from England. No colony in history had done that before. This series examines America’s Revolution.

Intro: A Moment in Time with Dan Roberts

Content: In the aftermath of the Parliamentary passage of the Townshend revenue acts in 1767, the American colonies were slow to react even though increasingly offended by what many felt were continued violations of the British Constitution. One of the tools available to the colonists was the non-importation of British goods. It seemed this had worked to secure the repeal of the Stamp tax three years before, perhaps it would work against the Townshend duties as well.

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