Boston Tea Party
Megan

Who:
A large group of colonists and the British Parliament.
What:
A group of colonists grew angry at the British Parliament for passing acts that raised taxes on items that were growing more and more expensive. They no longer wanted to follow Britain's laws and pay their taxes.
When:
In 1773.
Where:
Boston.
How & Why:
The colonists' response to the new tax on their tea was that they were enraged at the restrictions and the taxes reinforced on them by the British and kept resisting them and their laws and acts. Every defiance led up to the Boston Tea Party, where the colonists all dressed up as Mohawk Indians and threw containers of tea into the Boston Harbor. The previous attempt at taxation resulted in merchants protesting against it. A large number of angered colonists who were dressed as Mohawk Indians invaded East India Company owned British ships and discarded British tea chests into the harbor. The colonists were rebelling against a tea act and the tenacious offers of Great Britain to authorize taxes without colonial depiction in the British Parliament. In 1767, the British put the Townshend Acts into action, which raised the taxes on British materials that came to the colonies. Colonists and merchants boycotted the British by refusing to buy the items imported by Britain while the other residents held riots in the streets. When it was 1770, colonial refutes against Britain's taxes were so powerful that Parliament revoked every Townshend Act, excluding the tax on tea. Then, their response to the Tea Act, they dumped a bunch of tea into the harbor.



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