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The Boston Tea Party
Transcript of The Boston Tea Party
Over 100 other colonists Why the Boston Tea Party Occurred The biggest cause of the Boston Tea Party was the Tea Act, which was passed by British parliament on May 10, 1773. The colonists didn't like the fact that they were getting taxed without representation. What Happened? Three ships with their cargo of teas lay in the harbor, their captains unaware of the colonists. The men sneaked onto the ships and chopped open the boxes of tea. All of the contents were then thrown into the ocean. When Did the Boston Tea Party Take Place? On December 16, 1773, the men quietly took place in the harbor of Boston, Massachusetts. All of the colonists were dressed as Indians with tomahawks in their heads. How Much Tea Was Thrown into the Ocean? About 100,000 pounds of tea was thrown into the ocean. The tea was worth about 9,000 pounds of sterling, which is almost $1 million in today's money. Work Cited Page Kline, Pamela and Paul Pavao. The Boston Tea Party: Why Did It Occur and Who Was Involved. 2010-2012. http://www.revolutionary-war.net/boston-tea-party.html January 9, 2013
John Gilmary Shea, The Story of a Great Nation (New York: Gay Brothers & Company, 1886)
The Importance of the Boston Tea Party. http://www.independencedayfun.com/255/the-importance-of-the-boston-tea-party/ January 15, 2013
This is what the colonists looked like when they were dressed as indians. John Lamb speaking at the Sons of Liberty Meeting at New York City Hall. The meeting's agenda addressed concerns about British tea being imported to the city. Work Cited Page John Lamb (1735-1800) speaking at Sons of Liberty meeting at New York City Hall, Dec. 17, 1773, concerning the landing of British tea in New York. http://www.loc.gov/pictures/item/2006682698/ January 9, 2013
Holly Park Media. Timeline of Events Preceeding the Boston Tea Party.
http://www.boston-tea-party.org/timeline.html January 12, 2013.
What Events Happened After the Boston Tea Party Quartering Act- British troops could now be quartered in any occupied dwelling.
The First Continental Congress- Twelve of the thirteen colonies sent a total of fifty-six delegates to the First Continental Congress.
Some battles took place after the Boston Tea Party. (Bunker Hill, Lexington and Concord)
The Declaration of Independence was wrote and signed. Conclusion The Boston Tea Party played an important part in our nations history. This event was one of the first times that the colonists finally started to fight back against the British. The Boston Tea Party helped lead up to the American Revolution, and helped lead to our freedom!