Declaratory Act 1766

After the repealing of the Stamp Act in 1767, the Declaratory Act was enforced by British parliament. The British parliament had the right to make laws which were binding. This led to 1500 troops being transported to New York in 1766. The New York assembly refused to comply with Act and so was suspended in 1767 and 1769. The Act asserted the British parliament’s right to ‘make laws… to bind the colonies and people of America… in all cases whatsoever.’ It was the manifestation of mercantilism, gave pretense for taxation and acted to save face with the repealing of the Stamp Act.