The Boston Tea Party!

Boston Tea Party

The Boston Tea Party was a protest against British taxation. In 1773 the British Parliament passed the Tea Act. This meant that the British East India Company had a monopoly on the American tea trade. This made the colonies angry! There was a public outcry in the colonies against interference in this American business. Say “No taxation without representation!” were made. This meant that colonial Americans wanted to be taxed by American officials, not the British Parliament. On December 16, 1773, the Sons of Liberty, led by Samuel Adams, planned to show Parliament how they felt about the Tea Act. They boarded a British ship disguised as Indians docked in Boston Harbor and dumped nearly $ 1 million in tea money today in the water. This event became known as the Boston Tea Party. The British Parliament passed coercive act as punishment, but this only increased resistance to the British Empire and brought the two countries closer to war.