The Boston Tea Party!

By Alex

Who- The Sons Of Liberty

What- Dumped British Tea

When- December 16, 1773

Where- In The Boston Harbor

How- They snuck onto British Ships disguised like Indians

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.


Boston Tea Party
On December 16, 1773 the colonists known as the sons of liberty disguised themselves as Indians, snuck onto three different ships and dumped 342 chests of British tea in the Boston harbor. The Boston Tea Party happened in protest of the tea act.

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