Causes Of The Boston Tea Party

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Boston Tea Party: The Cause
While the British Parliament were trying to save the stumbling East India Company by exempting them on the export tax, the American colonist viewed this act as another illustration of taxation tyranny. On December 16th of 1773, a group of colonist in Massachusetts disguised themselves as Mohawk Indians, gathered in Boston Harbor on three different British tea ships and discarded 342 chests of tea over the ships and into the Harbor (“Boston Tea Party,” 2007). This later was known as, “The Boston Tea Party.” This act by American colonist functioned as a protest against the British Parliament’s Tea Act of 1773. The Tea Act of 1773 was a bill that was designed to significantly lower the tax on tea for the struggling

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