Boston Tea Act

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The Tea Act was the second act in Boston that waived the obligation of British East India Company, which was the largest corporation and a pillar of England’s international commerce, to pay import duties at English ports and to sell the tea directly to colonists. This act affected the colonists’s lives and led to increase the colonial protest movements and made some people thought that these colonial actions were in the same way as violence. The Tea Act was intended to benefit the colonists by preventing and stopping the smugglers. In the middle of “Forging The American Experiment,” there shows the purpose of the act that, “some parliamentary representatives who held many shares in the company agreed with the company directors that the only remedy was to stop North American smuggling and sell more company tea to colonists” (Gillon, pg.180). The Parliament thought that the colonists would choose the cheaper East India Company tea and everything was going to be better, but it was not when the Committees of Correspondence spread news of Tea Acts that had an impact on colonial economic and political liberties. “They advocated a complete boycott of East India Company tea and an intercolonial agreement to turn…show more content…
One was contained 114 chests of tea, and other two ships, which one of them was owned by Quaker merchant, contained 128 chests of tea. Customs officers informed owners and captains of these three ships to pay the Townshend Duty taxes within twenty days before their chests would be seized. But the Quaker merchant did not want to dare the Tea Act, so he decided to return his ship and sell all of his stuffs to England instead of Boston. “Boston leaders…pleaded with Lieutenant Governor Hutchinson to release the Quaker merchant’s ship” (Gillon, pg.181). That also led to the colonists’ violent

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