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Quebec Act, 1774

An Act for making more effectual Provision for the Government of the Province of Quebec in North America.

Following the Boston Tea Party in December 1773, Parliament passed a series of Acts in 1774 designed to impose British authority on Massachusetts. The Acts, which became known as the ‘Intolerable Acts', were accompanied by the Quebec Act which attempted to provide a settlement for the British acquisition of French Canada but provoked anger in the American colonies.