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Non Importation And Non Consumption Agreements

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But by exercising their economic power, they could change the law. After The adoption by Parliament in June-July 1767 of Townshend`s tariffs on imports, the settlers implemented an unequal second round of non-import agreements. Boston quickly resumed its embargo on British imports and New York followed in 1768. But Philadelphia did not sign the idea until 1769, after stockpiling imports. Merchants in the south refused to cooperate and trafficking took place everywhere. Around 1770, the embargo began to put pressure on British exporters as international tensions escalated in Europe. Parliament lifted Townshend`s tariffs on all goods except tea.

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