Boston Tea Party 1774


The revolts and protests had been long gone from the Stamp Acts and the Parliament passed the Tea Acts. This made a monopoly on Tea through the Americas and the Eastern India Tea companies.

    The governor of Massachusetts (Thomas Hutchinson) wanted all the tea to be unloaded on the Boston docks, even though the Sons of Liberty were expected to boycott.


    On December 17 1774 over two thousand Bostonians and Farmers from around the countryside got together around the Old South Meeting house to hear Samuel Adams. He talked about the governor and said bad things for denying the clearance for ships wishing to leave with tea still on their boat. After the speech every rushed to the water and out of the huge crowd 50 came out dressed as Indians. They got on three different ships and they dumped over 90,00 pounds of tea over board.  Even with the costumes on they were easily recognizable as member of the Sons of Liberty.
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On December 17 1774 over two thousand Bostonians and Farmers from around the countryside got together around the Old South Meeting house to hear Samuel Adams. He talked about the governor and said bad things for denying the clearance for ships wishing to leave with tea still on their boat. After the speech every rushed to the water and out of the huge crowd 50 came out dressed as Indians. They got on three different ships and they dumped over 90,00 pounds of tea over board.  Even with the costumes on they were easily recognizable as member of the Sons of Liberty.


John L. Bullion, " Stamp Act " World Book Online Reference Center,  
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