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    On May 10th, 1773, Great Britain's parliament passed the Tea Act. The main objective of the Tea Act was to save the East India Company from bankruptcy, by lowering the tax on their tea. Also to give a monopoly on tea sales to the East India Company. Since all legal tea entered the colonies through England, it allowed the East India Company to pay lower taxes in Britain. The East India Company was doing well and the British wanted to give it more business, but the tea act lowered the price way too much. The price was lowered so low that the price was way lower than other suppliers. Other colonies wouldn’t like the Tea Act being passed because before it was they got a lot of business from the British colonists since their tea was cheaper. Great…

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    There is no one event that can be said to have caused The American Revolution. As the colonies continued to grow, as did the tensions between the colonists and the British. The roughly 3,000 miles between the colonies and Great Britain definitely gave the colonists an independent mindset from the very beginning. And although its impossible to pinpoint the single event that let to The American Revolution, there are many that stand out as major contributors to the start of this war. Colonial…

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    Tea Act Research Paper

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    The Tea Act, ratified on May 10th, 1773, restored the East India Company’s full refund on the duty for shipping tea into Britain, and also authorized the company to ship tea to the colonies on its own account. Instead of selling to middlemen, the company now delegated colonial merchants to receive the tea on consignment. In July 1773, tea consignees were named in New York, Philadelphia, Boston, and Charleston. The act also kept the three pence Townshend duty on tea shipped to the thirteen…

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    Upset by the Boston Tea Party and other blatant acts of destruction of British property by American colonists, the British Parliament enacts the Coercive Acts, to the outrage of American Patriots, on this day in 1774. The Coercive Acts were a series of four acts established by the British government. The aim of the legislation was to restore order in Massachusetts and punish Bostonians for their Tea Party, in which members of the revolutionary-minded Sons of Liberty boarded three British tea…

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    When one thinks of the main cause of the colonies fight for independence they normally think of an oppressed, yet united, people living under a dictatorship; having to pay outrageous taxes only to receive nothing in return. However, the truth behind the rebellion and path to independence is far more of a complicated matter. Starting in 1763 when George Grenville, newly elected Prime Minister of Great Britain, looked to the colonies for financial repair, which lead to the Stamp Act of 1765 in…

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    the presence of British troops on American soil, crowds voiced their opinions on Parliamentary control and hostility became dangerous to the British lawmakers. Taxes were implemented without the consent of colonists and resistance against Britain began. The Sugar Act (1764) was established to decrease the smuggling of sugar into the colonies; it taxed Americans for colonial trade. The following year, a Stamp Act (1765), which “taxed virtually every piece of public paper in the colonies”, was…

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    The American Revolution was an important war in history. The Stamp Act, Sons of Liberty and Boston Tea Party are three significant parts of the war. The Stamp Act and Boston Tea Party are both related to the Sons of Liberty. Read more to find out how they are all related. The Tea Act is an act that was put in place by the british on the colonists tea. Parliament passed this on May 10, 1773. The british put in this new tax to help them pay for the war. This upset many people because tea…

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    The Declaration of Independence marked the end of the road to the revolution, and marked the beginning of the revolutionary movement in the United States of America. The Declaration of Independence is a document written by a founding father of the “United States of America”, Thomas Jefferson, and declared on July 4, 1776. This documented can be broken down into three pieces, in section one it has simple statements with a specific purpose, the second section included a list of grievances, and the…

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    Boston Tea Party Analysis

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    Primary Source Analysis: John Andrews to William Barrell, Letter regarding the Boston Tea Party (1773) Context: Since the beginning of the 17th century tea was being regularly imported to the American Colonies by the East India Company. An estimated 1.2 million pounds of tea were consumed by the Americans each year (Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum 2016, Boston Tea Party Facts: http://www.bostonteapartyship.com/boston-tea-party-facts). Britain realized they could increase their revenue of the…

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    China Tea History

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    China first introduced the world to tea, and according to Chinese tradition the first cup was brewed by Shen Nung, an emperor who reigned 2737-2697. It was claimed that like wine and coffee, the tea was created by accident. It is said that Nung was boiling water to drink, when a gust of wind brought some leaves into his pot. When he drank the tea, it was found refreshing. Tea is a mix of dried leaves, flowers and buds of the evergreen bush, Camellia sinensis. The drink quickly spread throughout…

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