The Boston Tea Party: The Causes Of The Boston Tea Party

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To modernize this, imagine your entire school was given a bad mark on their portfolio only because a couple of students stood up to the principal for being unfair. That one mark would affect high school, college, and even your job! That's what colonists had done upon them, but much worse. What happened was that a small group of Boston colonists had destroyed more than 300 boxes of tea, by throwing it into the Boston Harbor. That's when King George III finally had it and enforced the Coercive acts, but sadly known as the Restraining or Intolerable acts to colonists. The intolerable acts consisted of the Quebec Act, Administration of Justice Act, Boston Port Act, and the Massachusetts Government Act. All of these acts were unjust and took away …show more content…
I know this because the British parliament put up with the colonist until “they saw the destruction of 342 chests of tea belonging to the British East India Company as wanton destruction of property by Boston thugs”(TheIntolerableActs p2), then they got angry. King George III and the British parliament tolerated the colonists for a long time. But when a small group of Boston colonists had destroyed more than 300 boxes of tea, by throwing it into the harbour. This evidence is important because it shows that they saw The Boston Tea Party, and couldn't keep ignoring the colonists. Some may say that the British Parliament was not ignoring the colonists but I say not; “The British could tolerate strongly worded letters or trade boycotts. They could put up with defiant legislatures and harassed customs officials” shows that parliament knew what they were doing but still flat out ignored the colonists, cause if they wrote back they could maybe silence it, it was never silenced. This evidence shows that parliament finally broke at the Boston tea party and they were angry enough to add a new act upon the entire …show more content…
The king did not respond to the letter. Eight months later, the second congress made a resolution called the “Declaration of the Causes and Necessity of Taking Up Arms.” This evidence is important because it is the result of the First continental congress sending a petition and King George not

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