Boston Tea Party

Boston Tea Party
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  • "Samuel Adams and the Sons of Liberty are going to throw tea in the Boston Harbor today!"
  • "Mr.Adams, should we start throwing the tea?"
  • "Rally Mohawks! Bring out your axes and tell King George, we'll pay no taxes!"
  • So far the colonists had refused to pay British taxes.They were not about to start.They also didn't like the idea of being forced to buy tea from one company. Colonists declared that ships bringing British tea to the colonies would not be allowed to unload in any colonial port.
  • On December 16, members of the Sons of Liberty disguised themselves as Mohawks.They rowed out to British ships shouting "Boston Harbor a teapot tonight!"
  • They boarded the ships,chopped open the chests of tea with axes,and dumped the tea into the harbor. This became known as the Boston Tea Party. 
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