The Boston Tea Party was a political protest held in Boston on December 16, 1773, where a group of demonstrators, dressed up as Native Americans, destroyed a large shipment of tea ...
On December 16, 1773, after officials in Boston refused to return three shiploads of taxed tea to Britain, a group of colonists boarded the ships and destroyed the tea by throwing it into Boston Harbor.
A group of 30 to 130 men boarded the three vessels and dumped all 342 chests of tea into the water. The Boston Tea Party was a key event in the growth of the American Revolution.
This iconic 1846 lithograph by Nathaniel Currier was entitled "The Destruction of
Tea at Boston Harbor"; the phrase "Boston Tea Party" had not yet become ...
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During the mid-1700s, England levied many new taxes on the American colonists, for such goods as wine, paper, sugar and tea
. Even though this move lowered the price of tea
in the colonies, there was continued protest. So, in retaliation, the King of England passed a s... More »
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