Why did the Boston Tea Party occur? Great question! On December 16th, 1773 The Boston Tea Party where there the colonist threw tea into the Harbor. This was the colonist form of protest, this all happened because the colonist didn't want to pay taxes on British tea.
This labor and tax is horrible, we can't keep doing this!!
The colonist were afraid that Britain would take over America, and they wanted to rule their own country. The colonist thought that the tea business would put all of the colonists out of business. So to resolve the problem they threw over 340 chests of tea into the Harbor.
The British passed the Intolerable Acts as a punishment for the Boston. The Intolerable Acts include The Boston Ports Act, the Massachusetts Government Act, Administration of Justice Act and The Quartering Act.
The first act passed to the colonist was the Boston Port Acts the act closed the port of Boston to all ships until the colonists paid for the tea they dumped into the harbor. The Massachusetts Government act changed the government of the colony of Massatucuches. It gave more power to the governor (who was appointed by Great Britain) and took away power from the colonists. The Administration of Justice Act allowed the governor to move capital trials against government officials to Great Britain. The Quartering Act was an expansion upon the original Quartering Act of 1765.
In response to the Intolerable Acts, the colonists convened the First Continental Congress. This organization was the foundation for what later became the United States of America. The First Continental Congress consisted of representatives from each colony and served as the government for the colonies until the Revolutionary War.