Arianna Landen(2)Boston Tea Party

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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