Parliament passed a new law called the "Tea Act". This duty only allowed stores to sell East India Company tea. The tea tasted bad and nobody wanted to buy it so stores ran out of business.
Because I can only sell East India Company tea, nobody comes to my shop anymore. I will have to close down and find a new job.
Only East India Company tea is sold here.
Samuel Adams (1722-1803) was one of the first American leader to disagree with Parliaments taxes. Inspired by James Otis he formed the "Son's of Liberty". This group was responsible for many extreme acts against Britain because of Parliament's unlawful taxes. After Parliament passed the Tea Act, they weren't happy about it.
Parliament is giving unlawful taxes! Now it is tea! We don't even like the wretched East India Company tea! We need to give them a piece of our mind!
Let's get rid of the blasted companies tea and raid the ship!