Parliament responded in 1774 with the Coercive Acts, or Intolerable Acts, which, among other provisions, ended local self-government in Massachusetts and closed Boston's commerce. Colonists up and down the Thirteen Colonies in turn responded to the Coercive Acts with additional acts of protest, and by convening the First Continental Congress, which petitioned the British monarch for repeal of the acts and coordinated colonial resistance to them. The crisis escalated, and the American Revolutionary War began near Boston in 1775. The Boston Tea Party was one of the first acts of defiance by the American colonists and is a defining event in history.
The Boston Tea Party was an important historical event that occurred due to tensions over authority between the British and American colonists that led up to the Revolutionary War, which enabled the Americans living in the colonies to gain independence from England once and for all. This revolutionary event was an effort by Bostonians to get England to understand the colonists did not want to be taxed by the English parliament anymore without having to get violent. The Boston Tea Party was not an act of terrorism, it was simply a revolutionary rebellion against the Tea Act enforced by England’s parliament. The only “violent” act the people of Boston did was dump the British tea into the Boston harbor. The Bostonians did not even use their weapons used to break the crates of the tea to harm any of the other people residing in Boston.
Causes and Effects of the Boston Tea Party On December 16 1773, the Sons of Liberty led by Samuel Adams, conducted a union of Patriots to the Boston Harbor. King George had recently confirmed the Tea Act, which forced colonists to pay for unreasonably taxed tea. Furthermore, they plotted to boycott tea because of it. This boycott began the Boston Tea Party, causing many other crises after, leading to the Revolutionary War. By diminishing the tax on imported British tea, this act gave British merchants a biased advantage in selling their tea in America.
These laws were called the Intolerable Acts by the colonists. These laws were considered extreme by the colonists as they closed Boston Harbor, made it so all law cases pertaining to British officials had to be held in Britain, banned town meetings, and made Massachusetts colonists house and feed the British regulars. The colonists thought this was an unreasonable reaction, but in all reality Britain really should have done this
Then the Stamp Act was passed on March 22, 1765. The Stamp Act was a time when the british crown raised taxes and made the price of living go up. Which was a burden on the Americans. In March 1774 60 men had boarded a ship and dumped tea into the Boston Harbor, then the Americans started to boycott the
This was supposed to ease the tax restraints, but in the end, it created more taxes and conflict. The conflict began once the colonists first heard of the Stamp Act being passed by Parliament on March 22, 1765. The Stamp Act was to pay for stationing British soldiers in America to protect them and to pay off Great Britain 's debt after the seven years war. The minute news of the Stamp Act reached the colonies it was denounced with colonists crying “no
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
He was forceful in his argument and pointed out the unconstitutional nature of the British Declaratory Act; especially by imposing such high taxes on the colonies. It is not for the purpose of sending a message, to those in America that has been the responsibility of the colonial legislatures. Purpose of the Declaratory Act (h2) The purpose of the Declaratory Act was establishing British rule in every eventuality, via laws, in the colonies.
It was wholly ineffective as British authorities failed to enforce the limits. After the Proclamation, the Mutiny Act of 1765 was created by the Grenville ministry and required colonists to house and provision the army. The Sugar Act of 1764 raised taxes on sugar and the Currency Act of 1764 demanded that colonists stop distributing paper money. As a result of the many taxes against them, colonists created rebel groups like the Paxton Boys of Pennsylvania who fought to demand tax relief and financial support for their defense against the Indians. Another group called the “Regulators” were a small group of farmers who wanted tax relief.
Another Act was the Massachusetts Government Act. The act was designed to punish the residents of Boston for the incident of the Boston Tea Party. Another Act was the Boston Port Act in which the king shut down the port of Boston to all trade separately from that with Britain until they pay back all of the tea that was lost. Another Act was the Administrations of Justice Act, this allowed British officials to get away with almost any crime they have done. The colonists called this the ‘’Murder Act’’ because they were worried that the British officials would be able to slaughter crowds without any trial.
The American colonists held the Boston Tea Party on December, 1773. It was not a party though. It was a protest against taxs from England. The British Parliament had already taxed sugar, coffee, wine, and newspapers. The tea tax was too much.
There were three primary goals of why the British planned to reform the colonial relations. The first goal was to eliminate the corruption of the royal officials and crack down on smuggling. The colonies were using smuggling as a way to avoid taxes. Therefore the British used this method as a way to tighten control. The second goal was the limits they placed on the colonist telling them where they could live.
Taxes like the sugar, stamp, and tea taxes are the ones that stick out most. The taxes cause rebellions and uproars within the colonies. A prime example would be the Boston Tea party. The colonists were so fed up by the taxes that they decided they would go onto the tea boat and throw it all into the ocean to prove their point. The colonists were so angered by these taxes because they had no say on it.
During the Sugar Act the first organized protests were held against the British authorities defying the Sugar Act. Every once in a while there would be violent outbursts against the British authorities. These outbursts were especially in New York and Rhode Island. Samuel Adams and James Otis told the colonists that they
Before the French and Indian War, the colonists paid very few taxes. After the war, Britain decided that the American Colonists should pay for the Boston Tea Party since they dumped all the tea in an attempt to protest the taxes on tea. The British tried to punish the colonists by introducing three new laws for the colonists to follow. They decided to tighten control, limit settlements, and raise the tax revenue. the colonists responded by protesting.