The 4 Acts That Led to the Revolutionary War Series: The Quartering Act



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The Quartering Act
There is no denying that taxation without proper representation is what set the stage for the American Revolutionary War. When the British Parliament began taxing the colonists by passing laws (The Acts) to raise more money for Britain, this put a huge hardship on the new American colonies. If you are studying about the American Revolutionary War you will want your children to learn about the Acts that led up to the war actually happening. In this series, we will cover the 4 Acts that were the springboard for the colonists to begin fighting for their independence from Britain. 

The third act we are discussing is The Quartering Act.

Britain had sent more British troops to colonial North America after the French and Indian War to protect the colonies against any future threats from the remaining French and Indians. The Quartering Act was passed in March 24, 1765. This act forced the American colonists to house and feed these British soldiers who were serving in America. The colonists were ordered to provide for the basic needs of the soldiers and to provide them with bedding, cooking utensils, firewood, candles and beer!  

The colonists were angered that they were forced to open their homes to these soldiers with no compensation for it. They were being taxed to pay for the provisions and barracks for the army that they thought was unnecessary during peacetime and an army that they feared might be used against them. This act only made the tension between the British and the colonists even worse, and was yet another springboard to the Revolutionary War.

You can read the history of The Quartering Act of 1765 and read the complete act in it’s entirety at Revolutionary War and Beyond.

Learn about the Quartering Act in this free podcast called Not in My House from Bingo for Patriots.
8 AHMP Not in My House! The Quartering Acts of 1765 and 1775

Stamp Act History has a lot of information on The Quartering Act of 1765

Learn more about Parliament Passing The Quartering Act from History.com.

Bruce’s History Lessons: The Quartering Act of 1765

The Quartering Act of 1765 Definition, Summary and Facts from Study.com

Here are some great videos and songs to help you further learn about The Quartering Act and the beginning of the Revolution!

The Liberty’s Kids Collection is one of my absolute favorite resources for learning about The Revolutionary War! You can grab all 40 episodes for less than $7 on Amazon!
Liberty's Kids - The Complete Series


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Sarah is a wife, daughter of the King and Granola Mama to 4 children ages 16-5. She is a Charlotte Mason style homeschooler and has been homeschooling for 13 years now. She is still trying to find the balance between work and keeping a home and says she can only do it by the Grace of God, Coffee and Green Smoothies!

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