Boston Tea Party

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By: Luis Rivero

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  • Wow!
  • I'm a British solider and I am here to guarding the tea.
  • We stole the crates of tea and we are going to throw it to sea.
  • Colonists objected to the Tea Act because they believed that it violated their rights as Englishmen to "No taxation without representation," that is, be taxed only by their own elected representatives and not by a British parliament in which they were not represented.
  • They boarded the ships and threw the chests of tea into Boston Harbor. The British government responded harshly and the episode escalated into the American Revolution.
  • On the night of December 16, 1773, Samuel Adams and the Sons of Liberty boarded three ships in the Boston harbor and threw 342 chests of tea overboard.
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