One of the most iconic acts of rebellion from American history is the Boston Tea Party. Dressed as Indians, the Brothers of Liberty snuck onto three boats and dumped British-backed East India Trading Company tea into the Boston Harbor. This was in response to unfair taxation being implemented on the American Colonies. That was some 200-plus years ago when times were very different, but through their acts of bravery and courage, they have inspired a movement today called the Tea Party Movement. Different from the Boston Tea Party, the Tea Party Movement is a political group rather than one act of rebellion. However, both share the same goal of creating a better country that values freedom above all else. Despite being considered more of an extreme …show more content…
Rather, it was a slow shift of attitude in the minds of many average Americans. A revival of conservative values that called for a smaller government, lowering of the debt, control of the Southern border, protection of Constitutional Rights (particularly the 2nd Amendment) and traditional family values. These things have seemed to be growing less and less of a priority to the representatives in Washington D.C.. Despite the slow beginning, the Tea Party definitely had an explosive burst onto the national scene. In 2009, Rick Santelli, a business commentator for CNBC, was talking about Obama’s mortgage relief plan and the negatives it would bring. “Santelli heatedly stated that the bailout would ‘subsidize the losers’ mortgages’ and proposed a Chicago Tea Party to protest government intervention in the housing market” (Ray). This call was the ignition to what the Tea Party would do, and from this point on the Tea Party grew and many around America began to join. According to the New York Times in 2010, the very next election cycle, Tea Party candidates running for office won 44 total spots in Congress. Five of the victories were in the Senate and 39 were in the House (“How the Tea Party Fared”). These successes caused the Republican establishment to accept the Tea Party rebels. However, as time passed and more seats in Congress were up for grabs, the Tea Party did not fare very …show more content…
Most likely, liberals will see it as a time when racist right-wing extremists took over the Republican Party. Liberal political strategist Stephanie Schriock stated, “The unfortunate truth is that this chaotic new low is the new normal for the Republican Party” (Schriock). This is her response to the Tea Party playing an increasingly larger role in the Republican Party and obviously shows her disapproval of it. This type of thought is very common amongst democrats. On the other hand, Republicans will most likely view this conservative surge as a positive influence. Though many establishment members are against it now, in the future they will realize the importance the Tea Party had on the GOP. The Tea Party was a group of normal American people that saw something they did not like and wanted a change. By speaking out about what they wanted, they were able to revitalize the conservative values that are at the core of the Republican Party. Things like small government, low taxes, and traditional family values. History as a whole should see this as a great representation of what America is all about. People of this nation wanted a change, so they came together and started a movement that would have a lasting impact on how their country was run. The Tea Party passionately pursued their goal of bringing about a new
The Boston Tea Party was a violent, courageous, and an eventful act that took place in 1997 because of constant disputes. It started to become a large issue when the British and English colonist constantly disagreed about the unfair taxes that were charged from the British. The colonists didn’t agree to the taxes at all the the government officials formed a plan. The British put such a hefty tax on the tea because they realized the demand was so outrageously high, and they could make a much larger profit off of it. Colonists did not want to pay the huge taxes, so they started buying/smuggling tea from East India, but the British wanted to have the colonists to buy tea from them because of the taxes.
On May 10, 1773, Parliament passed the Tea Act, the primary objective of which was to save the British East India Company from bankruptcy. It also eliminated all tea tax except the three pence Townshend tax. A third goal of the Tea Act was to offer Americans tea at a lower price than that of the colonial smugglers . However what happened was the average American colonist became angry with this latest act in a long line of unpopular policies, laws, and taxes imposed on him by Britain .
The Boston Massacre was a street fight that occurred on March 5, 1770, between a “patriot”. They were throwing sticks, snowballs, and trash at a group of British troops. The loyalists got very annoyed with the patriots so they shot into the mob killing five. The riot began when around 50 colonists attacked a British sentinel. A British officer called in for additional troops
The Tea Act of 1773 once again inflamed the Northern Radicals although it lowered tea prices. The Radicals were afraid Americans might accept the lower tea prices, which would mean they also accepted the duties (taxation without representation), and put many of the founding fathers out of the business of smuggling tea. Throughout the colonies "tea parties" were held where men turned back ships or boarded them and tossed packaged tea into the harbor. The largest in terms of tea dumped into the sea and the number of men participating was in Boston. Although no "tea party" is held in Georgia (no tea was allocated to Savannah), a somewhat symbolic party was held at the harbor in nearby Charles Town, South Carolina, where a single ship bearing tea
The event began to formulate a new meaning when people began calling it by another name. Before the event was renamed, the patriots viewed the tea event as the event that lead to the Revolution. They never wanted to associate themselves with the Tea Party because it had caused them so much turmoil. The Tea Party was also contradictory to the victim role they wanted to present themselves as in the beginning of the Revolution (Young 106). The prestigious leaders of the Revolution thought the Tea Party would make them (Insert
The Boston Tea Party disrupted this period of calm. In December 1773, a group of patriots took over three ships and dumped 342 chests of tea into the harbor. The harsh Tea Act imposed by the British caused this action. Two years later, the British began their march to Lexington and Concord to arrest patriot leaders and seize their weapons.
The boston tea party occurred when colonist as a way of rebelion attack british by throwing the tea that they found in their ships. And some people wonder why they did that and historic events show that there were French Indian War before that make the colonists to have an economic crisis so they can pay for the products. And the unique product that haven’t tax was the tea.
The Tea Party began as an activist group and mainly focused on economic issues. This grassroots movement is to a large degree responsible for the Republican Party’s continued move towards the far right, and it has caused infighting amongst Congressional. Perhaps the reason so many is confused and unable to fully explain the anger seen within the Tea Party. I don't really have a clear understanding of what the Tea Party did to lose in Louisiana. But, but what I remember about the election is two things it seemed like they were fighting against their own party and that they weren't United, so it shows that they could.
The Boston Tea Party Have you ever wondered what it would be like if an iconic moment in history had never happened? Although The Boston Tea Party cost Great Britain a great deal of important resources it was a necessary event for the Colonists to get their freedom. The British Parliament passed the Intolerable Acts to punish the Colonies for dumping British goods in the harbor. The Boston Tea Party also paved the way for the Revolutionary War. Therefore the American way of life would be extremely different today had the Boston Tea Party never happened.
The Boston Tea Party was a symbolic event of the Revolution, but one can speculate with a good degree of certainty that it would not have occurred if not for the series of historic events in Boston and other colonies that preceded it. The Boston tea party was a result of The Stamp Act, The Currency Act, and The Tea Act. Since Great Passed these three laws it angered many of the colonist and resulted in The Boston Tea Party. The Currency Act was the first of many new laws that Great Britain had created that the many of the colonist angry. The Currency Act was a law the prohibited American colonist from using there own American money to buy goods from England.
Since focusing on politics would of torn the Whig party apart they instead focused on personal characteristics. In eighteen forty Henry Harrison lead the Whig party to their first presidential victory in a campaign which focused more on his heroic military experience then the issues. During the late eighteen forties and early eighteen fifties slavery had become the major political issue. The disagreements and unwillingness to compromise among the Whig party lead to groups down fall.
Rebellion and violence were rampant because the thirteen colonies were all fed up with British rule. The reaction to taxation resulted to violence. Powerful groups often rose against taxation and in December of 1773, the Boston Tea Party occurred to express disapproval. Citizens handled their anger by pouring tea into the Boston harbor.
The Texas tea party had come into founding after 9/11/2001, when the patriotism of our country was at an all-time high. It said that many people still debate on who actually formed the tea party, since the birth of the tea party still remains a mystery. Many have come forward to obtain credit for this movement, but the different versions of the movement have led to no conclusion. The history of the modern tea party movement has been short, but remains active till this day.
The populist party was made up of farmers, mostly those were from the South and the Great plains. They were raging about the decline of land and the rise of industrialization and cities. These farmers believed that they were the true backbone of America and that their country and government was being ripped away from them. They focused on certain antagonist such as, Banks, farm machinery manufacturers and most of all the Railroad Companies. Many thought that these businesses were trying to get every penny that they possibly owned out of the farmers.