Boston Tea Party

Boston Tea Party

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  • Introduction
  • England's taxes are unfair!
  • Hear, hear!
  • Planning
  • Let's storm the three ships coming in with the taxed tea as a protest to the unfair taxes!
  • Stealing The Tea
  • Yes sir!
  • The colonists were mad at Great Britain's unfair taxes.
  • Dumping The Tea Overboard
  • No taxation without representation!
  • Tax a batch of saltwater tea!
  • The Boston Tea Party was a political protest that occurred on December 16, 1773, at Griffin’s Wharf in Boston, Massachusetts. American colonists dumped 342 chests of British tea into the harbor.
  • Furious At The Colonists
  • Sir, the colonists dumped 342 chests of tea into Boston Harbor!
  • How dare they!
  • The colonists dressed up as Native Americans and stormed the three British ships carrying 342 chests of tea.
  • The Intolerable Acts
  • Pass the Coercive Acts!
  • The colonists dumped the tea overboard after chopping a hole in the crates to enhance the effects of the saltwater.
  • The redcoats were so mad at the colonists that they passed the Intorlerable Acts.
  • It's a disgrace, sir!
  • Boston Harbor was closed to trade until the owners of the tea were compensated. Only food and firewood were allowed into the port. Town meetings were banned. The British called this the Coercive Acts. The colonists called this the Intorlerable Acts.
  • Yes sir!
  • Right away, sir!
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