George Grenville, (born October 14, 1712—died November 13, 1770, London, England), English politician whose policy of taxing the American colonies, initiated by his Sugar Act of 1764 and the Stamp Act of 1765, started the train of events leading to the American Revolution.
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His best-known policy is the Stamp Act, a long-standing tax in Great Britain which Grenville extended to the colonies in America, but which instigated widespread opposition in Britain's American colonies and was later repealed. Grenville had increasingly strained relations with his colleagues and the King.
- Richard Grenville (father), Hester Temple (mother)
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29 de dic. de 2017 · The Parliamentary Elections Act 1770 - aka The Grenville Act: transferred the power of trying election petitions from the House of Commons to a small committee of MPs selected by lot. Biography...
Grenville ActsGRENVILLE ACTS. Under the leadership of George Grenville, who headed the ministry that came to power in March 1763, the imperial government enacted a number of measures intended to increase the amount of control it exercised over the North American colonies.
Grenville was dismissed from office on July 10, 1765, and he almost immediately went to active opposition to both the King and to American defiance of the Stamp Act, comparing it to the Jacobite rebellion of 1745. He remained in Parliament until his death in London on November 13, 1770.
8 de jun. de 2018 · Grenville's colonial policy as evidenced by the Sugar Act and the Stamp Act reflected his adherence to financial and legal rectitude. In Britain there was no significant opposition to this legislation until after the Stamp Act crisis.
11 de jul. de 2022 · George Grenville (1721-1770) was a British politician of the 18th century whose policies greatly affected the development of American economics and politics. Grenville was a member of the...