Boston Tea Party
By: Tre


 


Who?
The Boston Sons of Liberty.
What/How?
There was a group of 60 American Colonists that dressed up as Mohawk Indians and snuck onto 3 East India Company tea ships and dumped 342 crates of tea into the Boston Harbor. The Colonists forced ships sent to New York and Philidelphia back to India so that the ships only went to Boston.
When?
This happened on December 16th, 1773.
Where?
This happened in the Boston Harbor.
Why?
The East India Company was having financial trouble and had a surplus of tea that needed to be sold. Parliament passed a Tea Act that granted the East India Company a monoply on all tea sold to the colonists. In cities such as NEw York of Philidelphia, coloniial merchants went against the East India Company's monopoly by cancelling orders and refusing consignments. The royal governor of Boston allowed 3 ships to unload their tea and required that the Boston Merchants pay their tax.




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Ritchie, Donald A. "Building Colonial Unity." The American Journey. By Joyce Oldham. Appleby, Alan Brinkley, James M. McPherson, and Albert S. Broussard. New York: Glencoe/McGraw-Hill, 1998. 128-29. Print.


"Boston Tea Party." History.com. A&E Television Networks, 2016. Web. 19 Feb. 2016. <http://www.history.com/topics/american-revolution/boston-tea-party>






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