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Starting with the infamous Shot Heard Round The World, American colonists defended the country and ultimately helped the United States become independent from England. These activities will help students understand key events and people in the greater context of the war.
The Boston Tea Party was an act of rebellion against the British. The British government gave a British company the right to sell tea directly to the colonies, cutting out American merchants, who lost revenue.
The conflict happened in Boston, Massachusetts, at Griffin's Wharf on December 16, 1773.
The primary cause was frustration over the new Tea Act, fueled by underlying distrust from the Boston Massacre, which occurred three years earlier.
Over 100 men dressed as Indians and stormed the pier in Boston. Some noteworthy names include: Paul Revere, Samuel Cooper, and George Hewes.
The Boston Tea Party strained relationships between Britain and the colonies. The Coercive Acts (or Intolerable Acts) followed to punish the colony of Massachusetts, and within a year Americans formed the First Continental Congress.
The most notable long term outcome was the Revolutionary War.