The Intolerable Acts were a group of laws passed by Britain to
penalize the American colony of Massachusetts. These laws were
passed mostly as a retaliation for the resistance to the Stamp
Act, resistance to quartering British troops, and the Boston Tea Party.
For laws were passed as a penalty: The Boston Port
which closed the Boston port, as the name suggests. The Massachusetts
Government Act removed Massachusetts' legal rights, and banned
town meetings, which are a form of conference to decide city goals
and discuss situations. The Quartering Act forced colonists to
house British soldiers. Finally, the Impartial Administration
of Justice Act removed British soldiers from the American legal
system, so they could not be punished for anything as long
as they weren't in Britain. The colonists coined these acts the
"Intolerable Acts," and many other colonies joined into
the battle for freedom.