The Boston tea party
Updated: 11/4/2020
The Boston tea party

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  • Massachusetts December 16, 1773
  • Tea act of May 10, 1773
  • Into the Boston Harbor
  • The Boston tea act was a political and mercantile protest by the son's of liberty in Boston, Massachusetts , on December 16, 1773
  • British East India company to sell tea from china in american colonies without paying taxes apart from those imposed by the Townshend acts
  • They boarded the ships and threw the chests of tea into the Boston Harbor. the British government responded harshly and the episode escalated into the american revolution. the Tea party became an iconic event of American history, and since then other political protests such as the tea party movement have referred to themselves as historical successors to the Boston protest of 1773
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