Why- To protest the Stamp acts
|The Events Leading Up To the Boston Tea Party...|
*The British East India Company had controlled all tea trading between India and the colonies.
*As a result of the stamp acts, the colonies refused to buy the British tea and smuggled tea in from Holland.
*So British East India Company was in danger of going out of business.
*Parliament wanted to keep the British East India Company from going out of business.
*In May 1773, parliament passed the Tea Act.
*The Tea Act allowed the British East India Company to sell tea directly to the colonists.
*This allowed the company to sell their tea cheaper than the colonists who were selling smuggled tea from Holland.
*This act once again brought up the issue of taxation without representation.
*The colonies once again demanded that the British government remove the tax on tea.
*Also, the dockworkers began to stop unloading the tea from British ships.