UNIT TWO PROJECT: Economic Restrictions Bring Protest By: Helen Bennington
Economic Restriction Brings Protest
This statement means that if a government or national desicion-making body puts a restriction that affects their citizens' money into effect, then the citizens will fight back against what they believe is unfair.
Those participating in the protest ordered the Indians off of the ship, sliced open the 342 chests of tea and dumped the tea into the Boston Harbor.
This statement is proven by the Boston Tea Party. The Boston Tea Party was a protest against a tax on tea (tea acts) that Britain put into effect in the American colonies when Britain needed to increase the revenue of their company, the British East India Company. Not only did the colonists have to pay a tax on this tea, but it was the only tea that was allowed to be imported by the colonies. The colonists believed that this was unfair because they were being taxed but had no representation in parliament.
Sons of Liberty Meeting
Indeed. Something must be done .
The tea acts are outrageous!
Very true. We shall begin to plan a protest.
Our protests have worked in our favor in the past!
Sons of Liberty Prepare
We have been asked to disguise as natives.
And throw the tea overboard, so that it cannot be sold in the colonies and Britain will lose money!
They will have no choice but to repeal the tea act!
We will sneak onto the ship and order the Indians off the ship.