Quartering Act


The Quartering Act of 1765 was one of several laws enacted by the British Parliament during the ministry of George Grenville (1763–1765) that were meant to reduce England's war debt, raise revenues from the American colonies, and reshape Great Britain's imperial system. The act was an amendment to the annual Mutiny Act, which had regulated the British army since 1689. Through successive renewals it established rules governing every aspect of military life, from pay to quarters to punishments for desertion. The Quartering Act of 1765 was specifically directed to North America, where...

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