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  • There will now be a tax on tea imported from Great Britian.
  • Fact 1: When the tax on tea was announced, the colonists didn't really mind it, because the patriots knew they could alwasy buy dutch tea,a nd not have to pay the tax.
  • We're used to the taxes, and we can always drink dutch tea.
  • Fact 2: Soon after the tax on tea was announced, the tea act got placed, which lowered the price of tea from britian, making it cheaper than smuggled dutch tea.  As a result, many patriots, got worried that the king was going to try and control more things in the colonists lives.
  • This is very scary, I wonder if the king will try and control other things next !
  • Fact 3 Due to the king lowering the cost on tea, and making them unable to smuggle dutch tea. A group of patriots, snuck into t a boat that was carrying crates of tea, while dressed as native Americans.  And dumped out a bunch of tea.
  • FACT 4 : There was 92,000 pounds of tea dumped into the ocean. Which would be worth about $1.7 million today. 
  • FACT 5 : The soldiers were blamed for the Boston Tea Party. They were blamed because they were not paying attention and let the Sons of Liberty get away with it.
  • LOYALISTS                                           KING AND QUEEN
  •  FACT 6 : The king would say or imply : "I need proof that you paid the taxes. NOW!"
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  • FACT 7 : The taxed British tea became cheaper than to smuggle the Dutch tea
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