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The Coercive Acts, also known as the Intolerable Acts, were designed to
stop colonists from settling beyond the Appalachian Mountains, by letting them know they would not be protected by British troops.
eliminate all colonial legislatures to ensure compliance with British law.
punish Boston for the Boston Tea Party.
give an ultimatum to the Patriots, demanding they disarm or face the full force of the British military.
economically pressure colonists until they stopped boycotting British imports.