Boston Tea Party of 1773

Boston Tea Party of 1773

 

an episode in the history of the struggle for independence by England’s North American colonies.

The decision by the British government in 1773 to grant the East India Company the right to import tea to the North American colonies tax-free was intended to undermine the economy of the colonies. It provoked the indignation of the colonists, especially the merchants who dealt in contraband tea. In December 1773 a group of members of the Sons of Liberty secretly boarded British ships standing in Boston harbor and threw a large quantity of tea into the sea. The subsequent closing of Boston harbor, ban on meetings of the townspeople, and quartering of British soldiers in the city further sharpened the conflict between the mother country and the colonies.

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Passage by British parliament of the restrictive Massachusetts Government Act in May 1774, one of the "Intolerable Acts'' issued in response to the Boston Tea Party of 1773, created a local reaction that wasn't especially tolerant of the aims of the Crown.
Another interesting historical point about that period is that the first "Tea Party" occurred in Lexington years before the more celebrated Boston Tea Party of 1773.
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Named after the Boston Tea Party of 1773 when Americans dumped their British rulers' tea in the sea, it has become a rallying point for the right.
From playing a (big) role in the Boston Tea Party of 1773 to American politics today where the grassroots organization the "American Tea Party Movement" contributed to the election of a Republican Senator from Massachusetts for the first time in nearly four decades.
The Boston Tea Party of 1773 is said to have regarded taxation without representation.
and is meant to resemble the Boston Tea Party of 1773.
But the Boston Tea Party of 1773 set off a chain of events that led to the American Revolution.
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They both enjoyed learning more about Alice Hooton's colonial ancestors who participated in the founding of Boston's Old North Church and the Boston Tea Party of 1773.