Boston Tea Party

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Boston Tea Party

The Boston Tea Party occurred on Thursday, December 16, 1773.

The Boston Tea Party

About 342 chests of tea were thrown overboard during the Boston Tea Party, which would be roughly 92,000 pounds of tea (46 tons).

Fun Fact:George Washington condemned the Boston Tea Party.

The Patriots stood up to the Loyalists. They wanted to charge more taxes on tea, but the Patriots weren't going to let that happen. The leader of this was Samuel Adams. The taxtation on the colonists was taking away their property. Thereʼs no way colonies could ever be represented inParliament because it is too far away. The Boston Tea Party occurred atGriffin's Wharf in Boston.

By: Savannah Herbert

£9,659 of 1773 currency, which is about $1,700,000 of today's money.

I would side with the Patriots because it's not fair to them that the British would put taxes on their favorite drinks. They were being unfair and unruling. This picture shows the Loyalists shoving tea into a colonist's mouth.

The Boston Tea Party was a direct protest by colonists, members of the the Sons of Liberty, against the Tea Tax that had been imposed by the British government.

It took nearly three hours for more than 100 colonists to empty the tea into the Boston Harbor.

The Sons of Liberty disguised themselves as Mohawk Indians so they didn't get caught.

The Loyalists and the Patriots are different becuase the Loyalists wanted to charge the colonists on tea; the colonists favorite drink. The Patriots fought back and decided to dump the tea into the ocean on December 16, 1773, which started the American Revolution.

Loyalists or Patriots?

Click Here for the Patriots point of view and why you should side with them.

The Sons of Liberty were artisans and shopkeepers that were preparing for agitation against the Tea Act of 1773.

This document is the Treaty stating that there will be no tea taxes against the Colonists.

Fun Fact:The tea that was thrown overboard was Bohea Tea, which was produced in China, not India.

As a result of the Boston Tea Party Britain passed the Intolerable Acts to punish Boston for its rebellious actions. These laws ultimately led to the American Revolutionary War.

Sam Adams defended the actions of the Boston Party stating that it “was not the act of a lawless mob, but a principled protest and the only remaining option the people had to defend their Constitutional rights.”

After the Tea Party, Boston Harbor was shutdown beacause the tea made the water smell. As a result they closed the Boston Harbor until the tea was paid for. This Act was called the Boston Port Act.

This is Griffin's Wharf, in Boston which was where the Boston Tea Party happened.

Fun Fact:There were supposed to be four ships at the Boston Harbor but the fourth one never made it.

The Sons of Liberty group was started by Samuel Adams and John Hancock, and were against the Stamp Act of 1773. They were trying to force all of the British stamp agents to resign and also stop many American merchants from ordering British trade goods.

The nine stripes of the Sons of Liberty flag represented the nine protesting colonies that participated in the Stamp Act Congress of 1765.


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