Maybe if we dress as Indians they won't punish us
Hurry! Dump the tea!
Who dumped all of our tea in the water!?
Boston Tea Party
I bet it was those Indians!
In 1773, Parliament triggered the colonists by passing the Tea Act. This was meant to help the struggling business, but instead colonists saw this as the British taking complete control of the tea trade as a threat to merchants.
Lets close the Harbor!
What should we do about this?
Colonists reacted by dressing up as Indians, heading down to the boats contained with tea, and dumping 90,000 pounds into the Boston Harbor.
The British were furious when they found all of their tea dumped in the harbor and decided they had to punish whoever committed the crime.
Parliament passed a series of harsh laws called the Intolerable Acts that closed the Boston Harbor, made Colonists house British troops and the colony appointed a Governor to rule.
The Intolerable Acts once again set off and angered the colonists. Virginias George Washington also talked about the laws and called them, "repugnant to every principle of natural justice."
Those laws are not right and unlawful.
Finally, on April 18th, 1775 British troops marched too gather stockpiles of patriot munitions but were stopped frequently by furious colonist troops called minutemen and they scared off and killed so many British troops which made many more colonists stand up against Britain.