I am British and we are in a very expensive war with the French!
I am French and we are allied with the Indians in this very expensive war!
Did you hear about the stamp act that the British government is putting apon us?
Yes. They are making us pay fees on almost all printed documents!
The American revolution was an important part of our history!
Lets all boycott British imports to protest the stamp act! And if anyone tries to collect taxes we will be violent!
The British fought in a war against the French and Indians. Although the British won they still lost lots of money and resources.
We are speaking for the British Parliament and I want to give your company the right to sell tea.
We believe that if you lower the tea prices they will buy more tea and have to pay more taxes!
That is the perfect plan to trick the colonists! We have a deal.
To help pay the expenses of the war the British government started taxing many kinds of printed documents in the colonies.
It was a trick! They want us to drink more tea so lets dumpiest instead!
Colonists hated the stamp act and boycotted British imports as protest.
The British Parliament sold the right to sell tea to a large company, lowering the tea prices and tricking colonists into buying more tea. Therefore making them pay more tax.
Many colonists caught on to the Parliaments trick and became very angry. On December 16th a rebellious group of colonists boarded ships carrying tea imports and dumped it into the water. This act of protest became known as the Boston Tea party.