Charles’s last name should ring a bell, as he is the creator of the Townshend Acts, that were passed in 1767. When the acts were passed Townshend was the Chancellor of the Exchequer. This position, in England, is responsible for all the country’s financial and economic issues. It is very similar to our Secretary of the Treasury in the United States. This act, which taxed several imported items, was Townshend’s last official act passed through Parliament.
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