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  • Boston Tea Party

    The tea tax on colonial merchants did not apply to the East India Company, which could sell the imported tea at a cheaper price and create a monopoly; enraged colonial merchants could not compete with the East India Company. As a result, the Boston Tea Party occurred on December 16, 1773 as the “Sons of Liberty” dressed as Mohawk Indians, snuck onto a ship in the Boston harbor, and dumped all the tea into the harbor. Parliament was angered by the Boston Tea Party and passed the Coercive Acts in 1774, which involved shutting down the Boston harbor until Massachusetts paid the East India Company for the tea wasted in the Boston Tea Party; reducing the power to self-govern; keeping British officials from being tried in American courts; and reinstating the Quartering Act. The Quartering Act required the American colonist to house, feed, and care for British troops without compensation. The British soldiers used their authority to take advantage of the colonists. All of the acts covered by the Coercive Acts added to the wrongs inflicted on the colonists by…

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  • The Boston Tea Party

    rule. One of the most important of these event was the Boston Tea Party. The Boston Tea Party is often thought of as just an act of dumping tea into the Boston Harbor. However the night of December 16, 1773 was much more than an act of anger. It was a symbolic act of patriotism that sparked the American Revolution. The reason behind the Boston Tea Party was the unfair taxation that the British Parliament was passing that aggravated the colonists. Since this was the first attempt of the colonists…

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  • Booston Tea Party: The Boston Tea Party

    It was the night of December 16, 1773, 342 chests of tea that belonged to the East India Company were thrown into Boston harbor by American Patriots. Americans were throwin this tea into the harbor because we were going to lose money. Britain was selling this tea for a low price so they can make more money for themselves. Ships carrying the tea were refused permission to dock in New York, Philadelphia, and Charleston. By these men doing this it showed the British what all the colonist thought…

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  • The Misunderstanding Of The Boston Tea Party

    Almost every American knows something about the Boston Tea Party, but some people have a misunderstanding of the events occurring at that time in our country’s history and what lead the colonists to act the way they did toward the British government. The Tea Act of 1773 was supposed to benefit the colonists by lowering tax rates on tea. Instead of being content with this arrangement, the colonists were enraged. They felt it was unfair of England to make them pay taxes at all. The Tea Act did…

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  • What Is The Boston Tea Party

    The Boston Tea Party The Boston Tea Party was a political protest by a secret organization referred to as the Sons of Liberty, which was created in the thirteen American colonies. Its purpose was to protect the rights of the colonists and fight the British against taxation. This resulted in the British passing Coercive Acts to punish the colonists for the protests, which further pushed the Americans into war with the British. However, there is a debate upon whether the colonials or the British…

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  • The Destruction Of The Boston Tea Party

    lot of people might have heard about the Boston Tea Party, a bunch of Americans dumped British tea into Boston Harbor, but many do not know how important it was. In fact, the Boston Tea Party was the trigger of the American Independent War. In the year of 1767, Parliament passed the Townshend Acts, which were laws that put taxes on products which imported into the American colonies. The Britain thinks that they could take more money off from the American colonies and gain control on them, they…

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  • The Influence Of The Boston Tea Party

    Professor Carp address the influence that the Boston Tea party held over the role of women and the American Revolution, but also the influence it held over abolitionists. Slavery at the time had been no stranger to America, and Jefferson, who came from a society that knew the realities of slavery, had commented that, “The abolition of slavery is a great object of desire in these colonies, where it was unhappily reproduced…” Though slaveowners, like Jefferson, helped to perpetuate the slave…

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  • Analysis: The Boston Tea Party

    The Boston Tea Party: What would have happened if it had never taken place? What would have happened if the colonists had never thrown the tea overboard?. On the night of December 16, 1773, three hundred forty-two chests of tea were thrown overboard into the Boston Harbor by Samuel Adams and The Sons of Liberty. They did this with the intention of having one goal in mind, meaning no more taxes. Since the Boston Tea Party was one of the biggest events that led up to the American Revolution, one…

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  • Boston Tea Party Facts

    Company tea moored in Boston Harbor (Boston Tea Party Facts). Samuel Adams and the Sons of Liberty had boarded these three ships and threw 342 chests of tea overboard (The Boston Tea Party). This event is known as The Boston Tea Party. The Boston Tea Party was a key act of civil uprising, galvanizing Americans around the issue of taxation, and spurring them towards revolution. The Boston Tea Party was an essential step towards revolution. The Boston Tea Party had served as a protest against…

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  • Boston Tea Party Essay

    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…

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