The Boston Tea Party
By: Eric

Protesters started the Boston Tea party.  When the British were having a rebellion the Bostonians jumped on board one their ships and took to tea and threw over board and destroyed it all. They threw 90,000 pounds of tea over board. It happened it Boston, Massachusetts.  It happened on December 16, 1774. It happened because the protesters didn’t like the stamp act and because the tea cost too much money.

An act to allow a drawback of the duties of customs on the exportation of tea to any of his Majesty's colonies or plantations in America to increase the deposit on bohea tea to be sold at the India Company's sales; and to impower the commissioners of the treasury to grant licences to the East India Company to export tea duty-free.

On the evening of December 16, 1773, a group of men calling themselves the "Sons of Liberty" went to the Boston Harbor. The men were dressed as Mohawk Indians. They boarded three British ships, the Beaver, the Eleanor and the Dartmouth, and dumped forty-five tons of tea into the Boston Harbor.

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