It was the Tea Act. This act stated that only the British East India Company could sell or transport tea. Members of parliament passed this act because many of them had stakes in the company. At the time the British India Company was going bankrupt. This act threatened all colonial businesses by creating a monopoly. In Boston, the colonists devised a plan to resist this act. Several colonists dressed as Indians to deceive the British. These colonists seized the imported tea and dumped it into the harbor. The colonists dubbed this “the tea party.” The British responded to these actions by creating four acts jointly called the Coercive Acts. These acts closed the Boston ports to all trade, increased power of Massachusetts governor, granted trials of royal officials in Massachusetts be tried elsewhere, and allowed the new governor rights to quarter his troops anywhere. These Coercive Acts only angered the colonists more. They have strengthened their non-importation of British goods. They have also begun the forming of local militia companies.
The tea act’s purpose was not to raise revenue from the colonies, but to help the East India Company to deliver the tea to the British to sell them. The tea was sold in such low price that it threatens the tea made by the colonies. Since tea was so popular, a tax on tea has a huge affect on the colonies. The new British tea overwhelms the colonies. The colonies reacted by rebelling and dumping the tea into the river which we know it as the Boston Tea Party.
Since King George taxed tea in the Townshend Act and the Tea Act all the colonists rebelled. As you know the tea act taxed tea twice. In response the Sons of Liberty dressed up as American Indians and painted there faces so none of the British recognized them, because at this time Sam Adams wad a warrant out for his arrest and he was a much wanted man. They went onto the ships late one night and dumped 45 tons of tea into the Boston Harbor. This caused the water to change a different color which it is currently still. This rebellion was known as the Boston Tea Party, and everyone still knows about it
Britain wasn't giving up their hopes, they were still going to try to make the colonists pay the taxes. Since the colonists were still boycotting British tea, the British East India Company ( B.E.I. Company) lost a lot of money. To try to save this company they passed the Tea Act. The Tea Act was a law that allowed the B.E.I Company to sell their tea directly to the colonists. Originally, the B.E.I. Company sold the tea to merchants and from there, merchants sold the tea to the colonists with a higher price. But instead, they bypassed the merchants and directly sold the tea to the colonists, at a lower price. The colonists still didn't buy the cheaper tea because there was still a tax on tea! In order to protest, the colonists had public meetings and vowed to stop the B.E.I. Company from unloading. When the ships arrived in Philadelphia and New York, they forced them to turn back. In Charles Town, when tea arrived, it was seized and stored in a warehouse. But, in Boston, it wasn't as smoothy a process to turn back the ships. When three ships arrived in Boston Harbor, a royal governor whose house had been destroyed by Stamp Act protesters, refused to let the ships turn back. He then ordered them to unload the tea from the ships. In response to this action, the Sons of Liberty organized the Boston Tea party. They also organized the Boston Tea Party because they were mad and angry. When they passed the Tea Act and lowered the tea prices, they thought it was a trick to make the colonists pay the taxes. These actions by the British resulted in protesting, and eventually led to the Boston Tea Party. The Boston Tea Party was held on December 16, 1773. That night approximately, 50 or 60 men disguised themselves as Native Americans and were armed with hatchets. They then went to the wharf and boarded three ships that contained boxes of tea. Swiftly and quietly, they broke the boxes of tea with their
I personally think that the Tea Act was justified and unjustified because no one should have to pay taxes unless they are represented, but at the same time, they did end up destroying someone else’s property. There could have been other actions that could have been taken for the Tea Act. But if they were to do something else instead of what they did end up doing, it wouldn’t have had to have the consequences that happened after. On May 10, 1773, parliament passed the Tea Act, which granted the British East India Company control on the sale of Tea in the American colonies.
The purpose of the tea act was to bail out british east india company and expand the company's possession of tea. The Tea act was designed to have british east india to trade to british colonies at the reduced price.It also made the american colonists buy tea for a cheaper price than the british people. The tea act also made the provision for a tax of 3 pence per pound to be collected on tea delivered to america. The tea consignees were to be based in four centers in the colonies (Boston,New york,Philadelphia and charleston.
The British Parliament started passing more laws, therefore colonists reacted with wars, boycotts, and the Boston tea party. The Boston tea party happened when the sons of liberty and Samuel Adams got flabbergasted at the British Parliament for passing laws on their favorite drink, tea. The boston tea party started when the Sons of Liberty boarded three ships in the Boston harbor and threw 342 chests of tea overboard. This was one of the biggest causes of the
The Tea Act of 1773 was a British Law, passed by the Parliament of Great Britain on May 10, 1773. Under this Act, British East India Company could directly sell their tea in the American colonies compared to selling its tea only in auction in London. Further the duties charged on the tea shipped to American colonies would be waived. (https://www.bostonteapartyship.com/the-tea-act) The tea act was one of the crucial act and turning points in the history of American colonies that later led to the revolutionary war. It was series of many acts that sparked the revolutioanlry war. The Tea Act was different because because it showed that colonies valued principles more that money.
The Boston Tea Party was one of the first acts of defiance by the American Colonists against Great Britain. It was also an event that led to the independence of America. The Tea Party took place in the winter of December 16, 1773 in Boston, Massachusetts. In this event, American settlers did not want to pay the raising taxes of tea and other goods to the British Parliament, which led to the colonists sneaking on boats dressed as Native Americans, where they dumped 342 chests of tea into the Boston Harbor. The Boston Tea Party was an act of terrorism under the Patriot Act because: they conspired to dump the tea into the harbor, attempted, and succeeded in dumping the tea into the harbor, and had the intent of committing a crime by carrying
This act made it so the British East India Tea Company could directly sell its tea to America. A while after the Boston Tea Party happened as one of America’s rebellions against the British.(Doc
The Tea Act was another taxation related act enacted by the British Parliament passed on May 10, 1773. What makes this act different from the rest is that it actually reduced the amount of taxes on tea not increase it. It went from 12 pence (pennies) to 3, that’s a big difference. This act was passed because an East India tea company was going bankrupt so British let them import all their leftover tea to the colonies. The Prime Minister at the time thought that the colonist wouldn’t complain because they had to pay less taxes for tea.
The Boston Tea Party was a protest of Massachusetts colonists that were masked or disguised as Mohawks in 1733. The Boston Tea Party was led by Samuel Adams who was against the Tea Act and was also against taxing. The Tea Act was passed by the British Parliament, it was actually the duty to export tea overboard. The British Parliament didn’t like how they tipped 342 crates of tea into the Boston harbor and that’s what happened in the Boston Tea
It is also good to remember and understand the Tea Act actually didn’t have no new tax on the tea. After all it easily gave taxes a time to relax towards the tea company of East India. Weeks later in the Boston Tea Party, with 92,000 pounds of the tea that got dumped over the boats into the caused it to smell really bad. This was outcome of the Boston Tea Party, the British had shut the Boston Harbor until the 340 chests of British East India Company tea was paid for. This was set under the Intolerable Acts of 1774, this is also known as the Boston Port Act.
The Tea Act of 1773 was a tax on tea but, the British lowered the cost of tea significantly enough that even with the tax, British tea was cheaper than Dutch tea. Also to keep the price down, the British East India Co. got rid of the middleman in the colonies and opened up their own shops. If the colonists bought this tea, they would be accepting the fact that the British could tax without representation. On Dec. 16th 1773 the ships docked at the Boston ports. The Sons of Liberty dressed up as Indians and threw 324 chests of tea into the water. England responded to the Boston Tea Party by the Coercive Act of 1774.
When the Boston Tea Party occurred on the evening of December 16,1773, it was the culmination of many years of bad feeling between the British government and her American colonies. The controversy between the two always seemed to hinge on the taxes, which Great Britain required for the upkeep of the American colonies. Starting in 1765, the Stamp Act was intended by Parliament to provide the funds necessary to keep peace between the American settlers and the Native American population. The Stamp Act was loathed by the American colonists and later repealed by parliament.