The Boston Tea Party : Annotated Bibliography Essay

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The Boston Tea Party
An Annotated Bibliography
"The Boston Tea Party." Boston Tea Party of 1773 ***. N.p., n.d. Web. 04 Nov. 2015.
The conflict arose after French and Indian War. Since Britain was left with immense amount of debt from the war, they were seeking ways to impose taxes. Britain imposed taxes on many different things. These are the examples: sugar, currency, stamp, tea, and many other imported items. The Boston Tea Party had several effects. During the process of blocking Boston Harbor, British army was sent to enforce the process. Also, this disabled merchants from Massachusetts to sell their goods through the harbor. These were all under the Coercive Acts, the Intolerable Acts in 1774. American colonists protested and rebelled against the British by gathering at the First Continental Congress in 1774.
"Boston Tea Party Aftermath | 1773." Boston Tea Party Aftermath | 1773. N.p., n.d. Web. 04
Nov. 2015.
Many people who participated in the Boston Tea Party left Boston to avoid from getting arrested. However, only one person, Francis Akeley was arrested and imprisoned due to this event. The participants kept quiet not revealing their secret. It was a non-violent rebellion. The Boston Tea Party was the first rebellion against Britain and their rules. It was first organized by the Sons of Liberty. The news spread first by Paul Revere. Boston Harbor smelled after the destruction of tea for weeks. This event eventually led to American Revolution which began in…

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