1764 - Parliment passes Sugar Act

       The colonial aristocracy did not have a problem with either the Sugar Act or the Stamp Act. click here for more on the Sugar Act

       Their greatest frustration derived from the king denying them the right to expand their privately held lands beyond the Appalachian mountains. But, in the resentments of common men and women against these hated taxes they saw the opportunity to enflame passions against the English king.  The king had given them a card to play against his authoritarian rule.