Also known as the Coercive Acts; a series of British measures passed in 1774 and designed to punish the Massachusetts colonists for the Boston Tea Party. For example, one of the laws closed the port of Boston until the colonists paid for the tea that they had destroyed. Although the acts were intended to check colonial opposition to Britain, they only inflamed it.
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Groups like CAIR and leading intellectuals and imams have been denouncing acts like these for years.
When the problem is already political, when the intolerable situation is the status quo?Cover-Ups and Concern Trolls: Actually, It's About Ethics in Suicide Journalism|Arthur Chu|January 3, 2015|DAILY BEAST
He was also swept about in the music of D.C., a scene which gave rise to such acts as Fugazi and Thievery Corporation.DJ Spooky Wants You To Question Everything You Know About Music, Technology, and Philosophy|Oliver Jones|December 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Putin, because of his acts in Ukraine, he lost Russkiy Mir as a phenomenon.Rebranding The Land of Mongol Warriors & Ivan The Terrible|Anna Nemtsova|December 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Students deemed “responsible” for alleged sexual assaults on college campuses can face little or no consequence for their acts.Jameis Winston Cleared of Rape Like Every Other College Sports Star|Robert Silverman|December 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But if God made man, then God is responsible for all man's acts and thoughts, and therefore man cannot sin against God.God and my Neighbour|Robert Blatchford
It was at this parliament that the famous acts against horse racing and deceitful gaming were passed.The Every Day Book of History and Chronology|Joel Munsell
He accuses the latter of various illegal and crafty acts, among them sending contraband gold and jewels to Mexico.
Third: The mind acts on the perceived relations and finds relations among them.Assimilative Memory|Marcus Dwight Larrowe (AKA Prof. A. Loisette)
He is small, alert, brimful of jokes and of years; seventy they say, but he neither looks it nor acts it.Gallipoli Diary, Volume I|Ian Hamilton