The Birth Of The Boston Tea Party Dec. 16, 1773

December 17, 2011 in Boston Tea Party, Tea Party

Incident on Dec. 16, 1773, in which American patriots dressed as Indians
threw 342 chests of tea from three British ships into Boston Harbour. Their
leader was Samuel Adams. The action was taken to
prevent the payment of a British-imposed tax on tea and to protest the British
monopoly of the colonial tea trade authorized by the Tea Act. In retaliation, Parliament passed
the punitive Intolerable Acts,
which further united the colonies in their opposition to the British

The Boston Tea Party 238 anniversary

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