The colonists partook in this action because Parliament had passed the Tea Act, which granted the British East India Company a monopoly on tea sales in the colonies, thereby saving the company from bankruptcy. Again, Parliament taxed the colonists without their representation. This angered the colonists.
Also question is, how did the colonists protest the Intolerable Acts?
The laws were meant to punish the Massachusetts colonists for their defiance in the Boston Tea Party protest in reaction to changes in taxation by the British to the detriment of colonial goods. In Great Britain, these laws were referred to as the Coercive Acts.
What happened as a result of the intolerable acts?
These acts were to punish the colonists and bring them back into submission of the king. They included: * The Boston Port Act (March 31, 1774) – closed the port until the colonists paid Britain back for the tea they dumped into the harbor. The colonies referred to these acts as the Intolerable Acts.
How did the colonists respond to the coercive acts?
The British parliament gave its speedy assent to a series of acts that became known as the "Coercive Acts"; or in the colonies as the "Intolerable Acts". This was a reaction to the Boston Tea Party. Pitt and Burke warned the parliament they were going down the wrong path with the colonists.