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Information about the Tea Act
Updated: 4/17/2020
Information about the Tea Act
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The Definition of the Tea Act: The Tea Act of 1773 was a British Law, passed by the Parliament of Great Britain on May 10, 1773, that was designed to bail out the British East India Company and expand the company's monopoly on the tea trade to all British Colonies, selling excess tea at a reduced price The policy ignited a “powder keg” of opposition and resentment among American colonists and was the catalyst of the Boston Tea Party. The passing of the Tea Act imposed no new taxes on the American colonies.

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  • Good day sir.
  • Good day to you, madam. Did you hear what happened at the Boston Harbor last night?
  • Yes, I heard of the news. The Sons of Liberty do have the bravery.
  • I am in the Sons of Liberty. Someone must take a stand against unfairness and that horrible Tea Act.
  • I should pay you and the Sons for their bravery.
  • No, madam. Join us in the fight against the British. We shall prevail!
  • Hmmmm...
  • No, us Sons dressed up as Indians to disguise ourselves.
  • Is that so? Did any of the Sons get caught? It caused us, Daughters, some worry.
  • I have you now!
  • It took us 3 hours to destroy 342 crates, We were very careful, ma'am.
  • Is that so?
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