Townshend Acts

[ toun-zuhnd ]
/ ˈtaʊn zənd /

plural noun American History.

acts of the British Parliament in 1767, especially the act that placed duties on tea, paper, lead, paint, etc., imported into the American colonies.

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Origin of Townshend Acts

Named after Charles Townshend (1725–67), English statesman, their sponsor
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