Coercive Acts: Definition & Summary


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Generally speaking, another name for the Coercive Acts is what?

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1. The specific Coercive Act which shut down Boston Harbor is called what?

2. One Coercive Act, the Administration of Justice Act, was meant to do what?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

American colonists were greatly impacted by the regulations put in place by the Coercive Acts. The following quiz questions ask you to recall the overall purpose of the Coercive Acts and the significance of specific acts.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz requires knowledge of:

  • The alternative name for the Coercive Acts
  • The purpose of the Administration of Justice Act
  • Why the Coercive Acts were enacted
  • How colonists reacted to the Coercive Acts

Skills Practiced

  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about the Coercive Acts in a different light
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can review information regarding the Administration of Justice Act and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the intended purpose of the Coercive Acts

Additional Learning

To learn more about the history of the Coercive Acts, see the lesson called Coercive Acts: Definition & Summary. This lesson discusses the significance of the Boston Tea Party and the impact of the following acts:

  • The Massachusetts Government Act
  • The Quartering Act
  • The Quebec Act