The British leaders tried to avoid some of the problems the Stamp act caused .. The colonists wouldn't tolerate as these idiotic taxes .. :I .. As a result .. They got smart and only applied taxes to imported goods,It included the most basic items such as glass, tea, paper, and lead.
The act lowered the tax on molasses imported by the colonists. Grenville hoped that the lower tax would convince te colonists to pay the tax instead of smuggling. The act also let officers seize goods from snmugglers without going to court