Essay On Boston Tea Party

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It was but a short step from here to the First Continental Congress and eventually the Declaration of Independence. Boston Tea Party On December 16, 1773, American patriots dressed as Mohawk Indians boarded the vessels of the East Indian Company docked in the Boston harbor and dumped all the tea that was on the three ships into the ocean. They emptied 342 chests of tea which was valued at more than 10,000 pounds. This event became known as the "Boston Tea Party." The Boston Tea Party was a reaction to the Tea Act of 1773 that was passed by Parliament to save the British East India Company from (not having enough money to pay bills). The Tea Act(almost completely eliminated all taxes on tea except the three pence Townshend tax. More importantly, it offered American s tea at a lower price than that of the colonial criminals (who sneak illegal things into or out of places). Hence, the British East India Company would be saved from (not having enough money to pay bills), the colonial criminals (who sneak illegal things into or out of places) would be out of business, and the way of thinking/basic truth/rule of(related to elected lawmakers) taxation would be judged as

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