Townshend Act and the Boston Tea Party

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It's about the Townshend acts and the Boston tea party

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  • The Townshend Act was an unfair act leading up to the Revolutionary War.
  • The Townshend act was an unfair act. The British would tax people because they needed to pay for the French and Indian war and the British troops.
  • Charles Townshend was in charge of this act. He made lead, glass and much more things expensive. This made the colonists angry and they boycotted the goods.
  • Since the colonists boycotted the goods, The British parliament repealed all the taxes except the one on tea.
  • Some colonist decided to smuggle tea to avoid paying taxes. Those who did lost the right to trial by jury. The colonists found this unjust.
  • But due to the violent opposition to the taxes even more British troops were sent to the colonies. By 1770 9000 troops were sent.
  • The colonists boycotted the tea because they thought it wasn't fair that it was taxed
  • The Boston tea party was an act that got the attention of the king.
  • The Sons of liberty made a plan for the tea. They would dump the tea so they didn't have to pay for it. They made 3 groups for each boat.
  • The Sons of liberty dumped 90,000 pounds of tea in the ocean which is worth one million dollars today.
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