Townshend Act and the Boston Tea Party
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It's about the Townshend acts and the Boston tea party
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Since the colonists boycotted the goods, The British parliament repealed all the taxes except the one on tea.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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