Cartoon Protesting The Intolerable Acts



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Assault on Boston - Intolerable Acts Cartoon
caption - ”The able Doctor, or America Swallowing the Bitter Draught.
Engraving from the London Magazine, May 1, 1774. British Cartoon Collection. Prints and Photographs Division. LC-USZC4-5289.

This cartoon protested the Intolerable Acts. The British Prime Minister (Lord North) is shown forcing the American colonies in the form of a native woman to drink down the Intolerable Acts (tea). Her arms are restrained by Lord Chief Justice Mansfield, and Lord Sandwich, a notorious libertine, is shown looking up her dress while he holds down her feet. Britannia, in the background, is weeping for her subjects. This was distributed in the American Colonies by Paul Revere.