The Boston Tea Party was a raid by the American colonists on
three ships on Boston Harbor on Dec, 16,1773. The colonist disguised them
selves like Indians and emptied 342 chests of tea so that the British could not tax them on tea.
Protests in the colonies against the Stamp Acts had died down when Parliament passed the Tea Act.
The new act granted a monopoly on tea trade in the Americas to the East India Tea Company.
Maier, Pauline. "Boston Tea Party." World Book Online Reference Center. 2007. internet 1/11/07 <http://www.worldbookonline.com/wb/Article?id=ar071320>. Jansen, Cassandra.
"The Boston tea party." 16 Jan 2007 Internet
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