ON THIS DAY IN UNITED STATES HISTORY
March 24, 1765
The British Parliament Passes the Quartering Acts
On this day in 1765, the first of the Quartering Acts was passed which required the the American colonies to pay
for quartering and provisioning British troops. The colonies objected to this act especially coming on the heals of
the Stamp Act which had been enacted two days earlier. Like the Stamp Act, the colonies believed the Quartering Act
was illegal because it amounted to taxation without representation.