American Revolution FAQs

When Did the Sugar Act Happen?

King George III, Portrait

The Sugar Act was passed by Parliament on April 5, 1764. It went into effect on September 29, 1764, and lasted until 1766 when it was repealed and replaced by the Revenue Act. The Sugar Act of 1764 was the first of the British Acts that were passed to raise revenue from the colonies. Collectively, … Read more

When Did Lord Bute Join the Council of King George III?

King George III, Portrait

On March 25, 1761, King George III appointed Lord Bute, John Stuart, as Secretary of State for the Northern Department. Secretaries of State The Secretaries of State were senior members of the King’s Council and were appointed by the King. The Secretaries were responsible for managing foreign affairs. They had a significant influence on colonial … Read more