In 1767, the British parliament placed import taxes on a number of things that were imported to America. The American people were not happy with this at all, they believed this was illegal taxation. The act was passed to keep a big British trading company in buisness, but the Americans worried that it would put some of their local buisnesses out of buisness, so they needed some way to protest. First, they tried to just ship the tea back to England but a man named Thomas Hutchinson said no, which let to the Boston Tea Party. A group of about 100 colonists in America, dumped 342 chests of tea into the harbor to avoid the taxation.
In 1774, the British tried to react to this, and passed the acts known was the Intolerable Acts, which later lead to the first continental congress.
|Who||The Bristish parliament and the American citizens.|
|What||The British parliament are taxing the American citizens on their tea, and they are not happy about it.|
|When||The act was passed in 1774.|
|Why||This act was passed along with a few others. The purpose of this particular act was to keep a big trading company in Britin from going out of buisness.|
|How||First, the act was passed in 1774, to tax the American people on tea and other products. The Americans were upset because they considered this illegal taxation.|
The Effects of the Boston Tea Party