Final non-import agreementsThe final non-import agreements in 1774 were initiated by the Continental Congress, which founded the Continental Federation. The non-import agreement (1768), which required American colonies to purchase English products through foreign countries, was the result of Britain`s attempt to find new sources of income for colonial defence and administration. Among these sources were the Townshend Acts, which imposed tariffs on glass, lead, paper, tea and paint, which passed through Parliament in June 1767 and came into force four months later. Most settlers went through difficult times in the 1760s, when money became scarcer, trade declined and the cost of living increased. Under such conditions, traders and consumers were reluctant to take part in a new campaign against British colonial policy and those who were prepared sought more conservative ways to protest tariffs. The first non-import agreementsThe first non-import agreements were created by the Stamp Act of 1765. Although Sons of Liberty`s involvement was indisputable in the affairs of the non-import agreements, they were not the only ones opposing British rule. At the time without British luxury goods, tea or textiles, there seemed to be an opportunity for patriotic women to play a role in public affairs.  Although they did not join the public protest, they formed a strong group called Daughters of Liberty. Instead, they contributed to the manufacture of products when non-import agreements came into force and led to deficits in British products, particularly textiles.
They spin yarn and knit yarn into fabric.  They also decided to join the initiative to boycott English tea, instead using various herbs and plants such as mint or raspberry. Often, these women run either a household or even a small store. This allowed them to choose the goods they wanted to buy and the goods they wanted to boycott. As a result, they have had a huge impact on non-imports and their effectiveness. In response to the non-import Boston agreement, Parliament finally struck down the Townshend Revenue Act taxes on all products except tea. The non-import agreements of the years leading up to the American Revolution were an effective tactic to protest British policy and put the Boston Patriots first and demonstrate to other colonies the potential for joint action. Following the successful boycott that Boston launched in 1768 with the Boston non-Import Agreement, the First Continental Congress of 1774 would pass a colonial ban on all trade with Great Britain.