oston Tea Party
By: Elizabeth Finley

60 American patriots from New York City and Philadelphia
342 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

When Boston Harbor, Massachusetts
December 16, 1773
They 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

They disguised themselves as Mohawk Indians and went aboard the ships in Boston Harbor

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Source 3 "Boston Tea Party Facts | Boston History." Boston Tea Party Facts | Boston History. N.p., n.d. Web. 12 Feb. 2016. <http://www.bostonteapartyship.com/boston-tea-party-facts>.