The Actions Of Boston Tea Party

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Alexus Howard Steven McCall U.S. History 2111 3 November 2015 The Actions That Led to Boston Tea Party: 1773 On December 16, 1773, American Patriots disguised themselves as Mohawk Indians boarded the ships of the East Indian Company docked in the Boston Harbor, and poured all the tea that was on the three ships into the ocean. They emptied three-hundred forty-two chests of tea which was valued at more than 10,000 pounds. This event became known as the Boston Tea Party. It was a reaction to the Tea Act of 1773. The Tea Party was the key event that started the Revolutionary War. There were some key events that led up to the Boston Tea Party such as; the Stamp Act of 1765, the Tea Act of 1773, the consequences of the Boston Tea Party was the…show more content…
The Tea Act of 1773 was imposed by the British government, its main purpose was not to raise the income from the colonies but to bail out the struggling East India Company, which was a key factor in the British government. The British government granted the company a exclusive possession on the incoming and sale of tea in the colonies. The colonists had never accepted the authority of the duty on tea, and the Tea Act rekindled their opposition to it. This act was also passed because there was plenty of tea left to rot in a warehouse, so with an attempt to save the troubled enterprise the British Parliament passed the Tea Act. The act granted the company the right to ship the tea directly to the colonies and to commission agents, which had the right to sell tea in the different colonies. Later, the Tea Act effectively lowered the price of the East India Company 's tea in colonies, since they did not longer have to pay an additional tax in England. The Boston Tea Party happened on the 16th of December in 1773. This was a pre-revolutionary incident that was a direct protest by colonists in Boston against the Tea Tax that was imposed by the British government. Boston Patriots, dressed as Mohawk Indians, and raided three British ships, the Dartmouth, Beaver and Eleanor. The consignees, which was under the pressure of the Patriots, in Charleston, New York, and Philadelphia, they refused to accept the tea shipments,
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