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Transcript of Civil Disobedience
The Boston Tea Party At nine o'clock the night of December 16, 1773, a group of Bostonians disguised as Native Americans boarded the ship Dartmouth and two others. The 70 Americans planned to destroy the ships' cargo of British East India Company tea. The Boston Tea Party of 1773 English 10 H Period 4 Civil Disobedience
& Social Justice Jillian Anderson
Larene Ujimori They opened the hatches, took the tea, and threw it overboard. With the towns people's encouragement, 342 chests of tea were destroyed. The tea totaling about $16,000 to $30,000. This event led directly to the American Revolution in which we fought for our independence against the British. •Civil disobedience is a public, non-violent and conscientious breach of law undertaken with the aim of bringing about a change in laws or government policies - John Rawls (1971)
•The term ‘civil disobedience’ was coined by Henry David Thoreau
•In 1848 he used the term to describe his refusal to pay tax
•To commit an act of civil disobedience it must be:
oConscientious – The persons are willing to accept the consequences
oPublic – It is never covert, or secretive
oNon-Violent – Non-violence diminishes the negative effects What is civil disobedience? On November 29, 1773, a letter saying, "Friends! Brethren! Countrymen!--That worst of plagues, the detested tea, shipped for this port by the East India Company, is now arrived in the harbor" was posted all throughout Boston, Massachusetts. This outraged many citizens, even though only the tea was British and not the ships. There was a great hatred towards the British. The Boston Tea Party Boston Tea Party - British reasoning that Americans willingly pay for tax if they were able to pay the low price for the tea
Scene 1: Creon's speech is absolute - no input from people - prideful Boston Tea Party vs. Antigone (Scene 1) http://www.boston-tea-party.org/unknown-facts.html
Anderson, Robert. Elements of Literature: Fourth Course. Austin, TX: Holt, Rinehart, and Winston, 1993. Print.
video from youtube Work Cited Boston Tea Party - Men disguised as Mohawk Indians moved the short distance towards Griffin's Wharf where the ships moved.
Scene 1: Creon learning of someone disobeying law by sneaking in to bury Polyneices, when it is against Creon's law to do so. Boston Tea Party - Throwing of tea boxes off the boat
Scene 1: Breaking the law of Creon's that went against God's law. Creon's law says not to issue burial to Polyneices, violated by Antigone. Antigone takes a chance to rebel against law. Quotes from Scene 1 1. Creon says "Polyneices, who/ broke his exile to come back with fire and sword/ against his native city and the shrines of his father's gods/...and sell his own people into slavery" (1.1.41-45) 2. The sentry explains the burial of Polyneices, "A dreadful things/Someone has given it burial that way." (1.1.82,86) 3. Creon says "Stiff-necked anarchists, putting their heads together/ scheming against me in alleys." (1.1.124-125) Thank you for watching!