A West Indies sugar plantation
(Image Source: Wikimedia Commons--public domain)
The 1764 Sugar Act stated "... it is just and necessary that a revenue should be raised ... for defraying the expenses of defending, protecting, and securing the same [colonies]." Which of the following is not true of the Sugar Act?
A) it replaced the earlier Molasses Act which was not enforced effectively
B) its purpose of raising revenue was uncommon for British acts impacting the colonies
C) its impact was felt equally throughout the colonies as all imported molasses
D) some colonists became concerned about Parliament's goal in authorizing this type of tax
E) it actually lowered the tax on molasses but had stronger enforcement measures
• Do you know someone who would enjoy receiving the U.S. History Question of the Day? If so, email them the link to the registration page.
• You can also visit the U.S. History Resources website to find other aids for students and teachers, including lectures, charts, links, and short quizzes.
• If you would like to unsubscribe from this list, please send an email with the subject "Unsubscribe."
• Interested in a great source for U.S. history primary sources and lesson plans? Visit the NEH Edsitement page.