United States History Question of the Day

©Greg Feldmeth 2013

Sugar Act

A West Indies sugar plantation
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Question 131418:

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

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