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Later known as the Boston Massacrethe fight began after an unruly group of colonists — frustrated with the presence of British soldiers in their streets — flung snowballs at a British sentinel guarding the Boston Customs House.
Reinforcements arrived and opened fire on the mob, killing five colonists and wounding six. Tea Act Imposed Britain eventually repealed the taxes it had imposed on the colonists except the tea tax.
Boston Miscellany, An Essential History of the Hub by William The Shoemaker and the Tea Party: Memory and the American Revolution by Alfred F. Young. On December 16, , some men boarded three ships docked at Griffin's Wharf. Everyone knows the story of the Boston Tea Party—in which colonists stormed three British ships and. People all over the world still commemorate the importance of the Boston Tea Party of to the stirring of the American Revolution. Historians swore that without that single fateful event, the revolutionary war would have not have taken place at all or at the very least, would have been delayed for many decades more. What was the Boston Tea Party? On Monday morning, the 29th of November, , a handbill was posted all over Boston, containing the following words: "Friends!
In protest, the colonists boycotted tea sold by British East India Company and smuggled in Dutch tea, leaving British East India Company with millions of pounds of surplus tea and facing bankruptcy. In MayBritish Parliament passed the Tea Act which allowed British East India Company to sell tea to the colonies duty-free and much cheaper than other tea companies — but still tax the tea when it reached colonial ports.
Tea smuggling in the colonies increased, although the cost of the smuggled tea soon surpassed that of tea from British East India Company with the added tea tax. Sons of Liberty The Sons of Liberty were a group of colonial merchants and tradesmen founded to protest the Stamp Act and other forms of taxation.
By December 16,Dartmouth had been joined by her sister ships, Beaver and Eleanor; all three ships loaded with tea from China.
That morning, as thousands of colonists convened at the wharf and its surrounding streets, a meeting was held at the Old South Meeting House where a large group of colonists voted to refuse to pay taxes on the tea or allow the tea to be unloaded, stored, sold or used.
Ironically, the ships were built in America and owned by Americans. Governor Thomas Hutchison refused to allow the ships to return to Britain and ordered the tea tariff be paid and the tea unloaded.
The colonists refused, and Hutchison never offered a satisfactory compromise. What Happened at the Boston Tea Party?
That night, a large group of men — many reportedly members of the Sons of Liberty — disguised themselves in Native American garb, boarded the docked ships and threw chests of tea into the water.
It took nearly three hours for more than colonists to empty the tea into Boston Harbor. The chests held more than 90, lbs.
Boston Tea Party Aftermath While some important colonist leaders such as John Adams were thrilled to learn Boston Harbor was covered in tea leaves, others were not.
Benjamin Franklin insisted the British East India Company be reimbursed for the lost tea and even offered to pay for it himself.
No one was hurt, and no property was damaged other than the tea and a padlock or looted during the Boston Tea Party.
Thanks to their Native American costumes, only one of the tea party culprits, Francis Akeley, was arrested and imprisoned. In retribution, they passed the Coercive Acts later known as the Intolerable Acts which: The delegates were divided on how to move forward but the Boston Tea Party had united them in their fervor to gain independence.School children hear about the Boston Tea Party when they begin studying American history, but why colonists would dress up as Indians and throw shiploads of tea into a harbor in the middle of the night might seen a rather strange thing to do.
People all over the world still commemorate the importance of the Boston Tea Party of to the stirring of the American Revolution. Historians swore that without that single fateful event, the revolutionary war would have not have taken place at all or at the very least, would have been delayed for many decades more.
Oct 27, · The Boston Tea Party was a political protest that occurred on December 16, , at Griffin’s Wharf in Boston, Massachusetts. American colonists, frustrated and angry at Britain for imposing. The Alabama Tea Party is sponsoring anti-tax events throughout the state in List of Alabama tea party candidates for Alabama Patriots events are held in Birmingham, Montgomery, Mobile, Huntsville, and tea parities in a city near you.
The infamous Boston Tea Party, a protest against tea duties in December sparked off the American War of Independence. Colonists Revolt with Boston Tea Party. On December 16, , a group of Massachusetts colonists known as the Sons of Liberty staged a dramatic protest against British taxes – the famed Boston Tea Party.