The British East Indian Tea Party

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Taxation on the colonies from Great Britain was not over. In 1773, British officials passed the Tea Act. This tax was issued to help the struggling British East India Tea company. British officials also hoped it would make money for Britain.

The British East India Tea company sent tea to the colonies and sold it at low prices. British officials placed a tax on the tea and felt the colonists wouldn’t mind paying the tax if the tea was cheap.

Colonial merchants did not want to be told what tea they had to sell. Many colonists felt this was another move by the British government to try to control the colonies. Patriots protested the Tea Act by leaving the tea on the loading docks to rot. In other colonies, Patriots refused to let the British

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