American patriots from New York City and Philadelphia
chests of tea belonging to the british East India Company were thrown
off a ship into the Boston Harbor to protest the tax on the tea
refused to allow the ships to unload their cargo and they were
protesting on both the tax on tea and the perceived monopoly (complete
control over the entire supply of goods or complete possession) of the
East India Company who had been going into bankruptcy before they
created a monopoly
disguised themselves as Mohawk Indians and went aboard the ships in
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