Boston Tea Party

Boston Tea Party

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  • Start of Meeting
  • Why tax tea?
  • I can't believe this!
  • Debating
  • I think we need to destroy all the tea they brought on the ships
  • I agree! 
  • And we can disguise as Indians so we don't get caught
  • Time to destroy tea
  • On Monday night November 29, 1773 there was meeting organized by the Sons of Liberty to discuss the tea crisis. The meeting took place at the Old South Meeting House. The meeting was known as The Body of the People. 
  • Attendance was taken once everyone had arrived at the meeting, which was known ads the Body of the People. Once attendance was taken  they started brainstorming a  way to prevent the British East India Company Tea from being unloaded. "They compelled him to apply at the custom house for a clearance for his ship to London with the tea on board, and appointed ten gentlemen to see it performed; after which they adjourned till Thursday the 16th.”
  • The meeting came to an end when Samuel Adams resolved, “Whether it is the firm resolution of this body that the tea shall not only be sent back but that no duty shall be paid thereon!”  There was nodding heads, pounding fists, and cheers that showed support in his motion. There were 25  Sons of liberty who stayed guard at Griffin’s Wharf to keep the tea British East India Company tea from being unloaded.
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