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
. Some of the Lexington colonists responded to the hated tea tax by throwing some tea into a fire.
The Langham, a sister hotel to London's famous venue, is a grand historic affair in an Art Deco stone 1922 building with glorious rooms, while, in contrast, the glass-towered Intercontinental is ultra-modern and sits on the water's edge opposite the scene of the Boston Tea Party of 1773
, which culminated in the American Revolutionary War two years later.
"Party" is something of a misnomer as the movement itself does not fall under the strict definition of a political party, but is an historical reference to the Boston Tea Party of 1773
; an act of civil disobedience where colonists protested the levy of tea taxes upon the colonies by the British parliament.
The name was chosen to echo one of the most famous moments in American history - the Boston Tea Party of 1773
when the colonists destroyed British tea rather than pay what they regarded as an unfair tax.
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.
But the Boston Tea Party of 1773
set off a chain of events that led to the American Revolution.