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George Grenville

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Definition: First Lord of the Treasury and later Prime Minister who was responsible for some of the most outlandish taxes on the American colonies, including the Sugar Act and the Stamp Act. These taxes were in part of a result of a strategy by Grenville to boost his popularity in Britain by lowering taxes there. In order to keep revenues coming in, he raised taxes on the colonies.

Related Resources:
Colonial America
The backdrop to the story.

Elsewhere on the Web:
Biography of George Grenville
Read for yourself the details of how the economic policies of this man helped create the American Revolution.

Boston Tea Party Ship and Museum
Check it out! The museum has a full-size replica of a British ship from the period, as well as lots of information on the why, the how, and what happened of the Tea Party.

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