The Boston Tea Party: Turning Point In American History
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We all know that the Boston Tea Party was the major turning point in in the American history, but do we really understand what happened and why it was so important? I tend to show the importance in the facts of what happened that night on December 16, 1773, and what lead up to The Boston Tea Party and some facts that people may not know about the Boston Tea Party. So, let’s explore our facts that I found from my research.
We first need to know what lead to the Boston Tea Party. In December 1600, and East Indian company started trading tea. They became very influential. and their shareholders were prominent people in Great Britain. Since tea was becoming highly popular to drink in 1773, this started a very valuable and important tea trade between…show more content… The article states facts that are relevant to my article to prove facts. This article was very well written and they fact were easily proven. The EyeWitness to history states “The colonies refused to pay the levies required by the Townsend Acts claiming they had no obligation to pay taxes imposed by a Parliament in which they had no representation. In response, Parliament retracted the taxes with the exception of a duty on tea - a demonstration of Parliament's ability and right to tax the colonies. In May of 1773 Parliament concocted a clever plan. They gave the struggling East India Company a monopoly on the importation of tea to America. Additionally, Parliament reduced the duty the colonies would have to pay for the imported tea. The Americans would now get their tea at a cheaper price than ever before. However, if the colonies paid the duty tax on the imported tea they would be acknowledging Parliament's right to tax them. Tea was a staple of colonial life - it was assumed that the colonists would rather pay the tax than deny themselves the pleasure of a cup of tea.” I feel this proves the reason The Boston Tea Party happened and the actions the were needed for the upcoming events.
My second article I used was titled “Boston Tea Party”. This article also helped me prove points for the main reason the Boston Tea Party started and what was done during it. I thought this article