What is the correct answer? The Sugar Act of 1764 represented a major shift in British policy toward the colonies in that, for the first time, the British
A. Allowed all proceeds from a tax to stay in the colonial economy B. Attempted to control colonial exports C. Offered the colonists the opportunity to address Parliament with grievances D. Required the colonies to import English goods exclusively E. Levied taxes aimed at raising revenue rather that regulating trade
We take cheap sugar for granted these days, but back in the 18th century it was the most tremendous luxury. The Sugar Act was also called the Revenue Act because it provided increased revenues to fund enlarged British Empire responsibilities following the French and Indian War.
Being a luxury, there was a keen smuggling trade in sugar and molasses from the French and Dutch West Indies that Britain wanted to end. The earlier, Molasses Act of 1733 being ineffective, the Sugar Act aimed for strong customs enforcement of the duties on refined sugar and molasses imported into the colonies.