Arianna Landen(2)Boston Tea Party
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In 1773 the sons of Liberty met up in the old south meeting house to decide what was to be done about the tea and to plan the Boston tea party.
When the British rose the prices on the tea, the American colonists started to smuggle tea from the Dutch and other European markets.
American colonists were outraged with the price of the tea. They believed that the Tea Act was a tactical way to gain support for the tea.
About 116 people participated in the Boston Tea Party. Some were undocumented.
The colonists dressed up as Native Americans so the wouldn't get in trouble if they got caught.
On December 16, 1773 the colonists decided to dump over 92,000 pounds of tea into the Boston Harbor.
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