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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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  • Tea Party In Boston

    in all continents of the world. One day that year colonizers decided to raise taxes on the product (tea) who brings the other colony to Colonial America, and this decision was the beginning of a popular boycott of the products followed by «revolution» violent led by activist Samuel Adams and a group of rebels who attacked three ships laden with tea in Boston city, and took the throw tea into the sea in clear defiance of the settlers, and were followed by the other rebels in the rest of the…

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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 Booston Tea Party: The Boston Tea Party

    Chapter Five The Boston Tea Party: The Boston Tea Party was one of the biggest protests ever to have been done. Samuel Adams leading it, he got the sons of Liberty to dress like indians, board ships carrying many chests of tea and dumped them into the water. 342 chests of tea turned the water of the harbor to brown, making this one of the biggest protests ever. That tea was worth thousands, maybe even millions of dollars. This protest was stopped when british soldiers came. It was…

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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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  • 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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  • Consequences Of The Boston Tea Party

    On May 10th, 1773, the Boston Tea Act was signed by the British. This allowed the British to have a complete monopoly on tea and raise its price and taxes, leading to the Boston Tea Party. After the Tea Act was passed, the East India Company was allowed to have a complete monopoly on virtually all tea sales, enabling them to raise the prices. The Colonists became more and more angered by the high tea prices, and began to protest the British and the East India Tea Company. On December 16th,…

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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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  • 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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