History Of The Boston Tea Party

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The Boston Tea Party took place on December 16, 1773. The British passed a new act called the Tea Act. This began because Charleston, New York, and Philadelphia rejected tea shipments and the merchants wouldn’t come in to patriot pressure. This upsetted the colonists and many of the groups that were formed to protest against them. One of the groups was called the Sons of Liberty. It was lead by Samuel Adams and consisted of 19 people. (Samuel Adams, Joseph Warren, Paul Revere, Benedict Arnold, Benjamin Edes, John Hancock, Patrick Henry, John Lamb, William Mackay, Alexander McDougall, James Otis, Benjamin Rush, Isaac Sears, Haym Solomon, James Swan, Charles Thomson, Thomas Young, Marinus Willett, and Oliver Wolcott.) These people dressed themselves

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