Analysis: The Boston Tea Party

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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 British lost many vital resources because of the Boston Tea Party. Over 92,000 pounds of tea were dumped in the harbor by the Colonists. This event costed Great Britain around $1,700,000 in today’s currency. They also lost the Colonies in the end, which was probably their greatest…show more content…
The Revolutionary War was probably one of the most detrimental effects of The Boston Tea Party. The Colonists were talking of uniting and taking action against Great Britain, so they formed the First Continental Congress. The Congress encouraged the people to resist King George and the British Parliament’s attempt at taxing them and the Colonies were beginning to rebel. This proved that the Americans were ready to fight against Great Britain. The Revolutionary War broke out not long after and the Colonists exited the war victorious. If the Boston Tea Party had never happened many aspects of American life would be altered. Great Britain lost a large amount of money because of the colonies during this event, and in the end they lost the Colonies. The Colonists were punished for wasting Great Britain’s money, so they decided to fight back. The Boston Tea Party also caused a war and earned the Colonies their freedom. I believe that if the Boston Tea Party had never happened the United States would still be titled as the Colonies, and we would still be under British
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