The Boston Tea Party By George R.t

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Primary Source Analysis Paper 1: The Boston Tea Party George R.T. Hewes wrote the following reminiscence of the Boston Tea Party almost 61 years after it occurred. It is likely that his memories included more than a few stories he picked up well after 1773. Hewes himself was involved in the protest in Boston harbor led by the Son’s of Liberty, so he has an actual image of what happened on that day. Nonetheless, Hewes provides a highly detailed account of this important event. As of the year 1773 in the British Colonies, the British Parliament passes the Tea Act, a bill designed to save the East India Company from bankruptcy by greatly lowering the tea tax it paid to the British government and, thus, granting it a de facto monopoly on…show more content…
This source does raise an argument because we have to remember this is his reminiscence that he wrote on a sheet of paper, and he would probably not lie about everything he wrote, but he has the possibility of fantasizing or changing bits of the story here and there. Also, the source has, biases because he mentions that he was one of the patriots dressed as an Indian protesting in Boston, so his experience versus what the colonists saw or what the British saw must be different. This source is trying to persuade the American people to believe that the British Parliament was evil in what they did and in order to fight them back we protested them by destroying their tea that they taxed in fear of economic disaster. The author’s tone in this reminiscence was serious and brave as he fought to protect what he believed was right. He does not mention of doing any of the actions he did for personal name or gain or, just for the fun of it. His tone throughout the story does not change but rather stays on one end goal to protest against the Tea Act. The kinds of words that the author employed are as if he was a secret agent or a superhero on a mission to protect the land from foreign dictators. It sounded as if he was bluntly given the

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