Definition of the Continental Association
The Meaning and Definition of the Continental Association: The Continental Association was created by the Continental Congress in 1774 in response to the Coercive Acts, or 'Intolerable Acts', which had been passed by the British Parliament to restore order in Massachusetts following the Boston Tea Party.
The Continental Association
The Continental Association implemented a trade embargo with Great Britain. The Associations to enforce the Nonimportation Agreements that had been organized by the Sons of Liberty and Whig merchants, to boycott English goods In response to new taxes, had been extremely successful. The devastating impact on English merchants, due to the boycott of British imported goods in America, had prompted them to place pressure on the British government to repeal the taxes. The British government had capitulated and the taxes imposed by the Stamp Act of 1765 and the Townshend Acts were eventually repealed - all except the tax on tea. This led to the Boston Tea Party which was followed by reprisals by the British in the Coercive, or Intolerable Acts.
The Boston Tea Party