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Quartering Act Primary Source Questions

1774
This is a sketch of three soldiers operating a cannon.

Read the 1774 Quartering Act in its entirety here.


  1. Where were British soldiers allowed to stay in the Quartering Act?
  2. In what circumstances would the soldiers rely on the Quartering Act for lodging?
  3. How would the British troops determine where to stay?
  4. How do you think the American colonists reacted to the Quartering Act?
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