The colonists tried to tell the British that they did not like the law and they didn’t listen so the colonists tipped lots of the British tea into the harbor to show they really don’t like the law. The Intolerable Acts began when the British hoped to force the colonists for the tea lost in the harbor and to obey British rule. The Coercive Acts closed the port of Boston and imposed military rule on all of Massachusetts. The colonists could not tolerate the acts. On the day the acts went into effect, flags throughout the colonies were flown
A bill known as the Boston Port Bill was passed which banned the loading and unloading of ships in the Boston harbor, because the harbor was full of salty tea which would destroy the cargo ships. The Administration of Justice Act offered protection to royal officials in Massachusetts, allowing them to transfer to England all court cases against them involving riot suppression or revenue collection. The Massachusetts Government Act put the election of most government officials under the control of the Crown, essentially eliminating the Massachusetts charter of government. These were the most important events to me at least that were in chronological order that resulted in the before math and aftermath of the Boston Tea Party. This is what i think is important about the Boston Tea Party.
The purpose of these acts were, to punish the Americans after the events from the Boston Tea Party. The reason why they punished the Americans was to teach them a lesson after dumping the tea into the water. The Americans called the laws The Intolerable Acts. The so called Acts were, the Boston Port Act, Massachusetts Government Act, Quartering Act, and finally the Quebec Act.
The above document is an example of propaganda biased in favor of the Loyalists/British. This is because in this document, the colonists are portrayed as vicious and at fault for the events of the Boston Massacre. In the image, the colonists are actively attacking the British as they are being shot at while the British seem almost fearful and to be firing in self defense. This serves as propaganda because it attempts to convince viewers that the Patriot colonists were at fault for the Boston Massacre and the the British were innocent. This is also biased heavily in favor of the British and/or Loyalists because this is what they wanted to prove.
In attempt to protest the colonists made the situation worse, in 1774 the Parliament passed the Intolerable Acts. The act consisted of various rules; the closing of Boston Harbor, the Quartering act, and Boston was to be put under martial law (). The outcome was negative, many colonists felt that the law violated their natural rights as if they had no voice. The Intolerable Acts violated the people's privacy by the quartering act, colonist were forced to take care of troops in their own home. () Shutting down Boston Harbor hurt many tea companies and in order to reopen it, the colonists had to repay the damage, which was almost impossible.
They were sending the message that they would not pay taxes on their tea. The British were furious with the actions of the colonists and needed to impose a punishment for their rebellion. This came in the form of the Intolerable Acts. These acts were an attempt by Parliament to gain complete control over the colonists. The culminations of these events led to the breakout of the Revolutionary War just short of two years after the Boston Tea Party.
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
Against the advice of both houses of the legislature, in 1773 he insisted that a shipment of imported tea be landed before being given clearance papers this resulted in The Boston tea Party in which dissidents dumped the import into the harbour. As the tension worsened, Hutchinson was replaced by General Thomas Gage as military governor. He sailed to England and acted as an adviser to George III and to the British ministry on North American affairs at that time he counseled moderation. He wrote (History of the Colony and Province of Massachusetts Bay). (Thomas
As a rebel act of defiance, he and the other Sons of Liberty dressed as Indians and dumped tea into Boston Harbor, which is what came to be known as the Boston Tea Party. Paul Revere was important to history because he warned Lexington about the British were coming by saying these famous words; “The British are coming The British are coming!” If it wasn't for Paul Revere Massachusetts might not be known as
In 1771 a group of colonist protested 13 years of increasing oppression, by attacking merchant ships in Boston Harbor. The British in disgust of the attacks retaliated by imposing even harsher penalties through taxes and such. The British adjusted import duties to bolster the troubled east India company that produced the tea and readied it for export to the colonial settlements in America. This was deemed the Tea Act of 1773, consignees in New Yor, Philidelphia and Charleston rejected the shipments of tea from the East India Company because they felt that the British taxation was unfair and that the merchants could not pay the taxation and make a profit off of the imports. Merchants in Boston Conceded to Patriot
When Britain first passed the Stamp Act colonists began to revolt and went into great upheaval. Colonists didn’t like the idea of being taxed by a country thousands of miles away, and the phrase: “no taxation without representation”, became popular. The colonists eventually got this tax repealed in 1766, one year after its creation. Almost right after the cancellation of the Stamp Act, another set of taxes called the Townshend Acts were put into place.
The boston tea party is a huge part of the history of Massachusetts and the History of our country. First of all the Tea Party was one of the first steps in the American revolution. One could make the argument that without the Boston Tea Party we wouldn't have a country today. Secondly, it showed that the people who lived in the colonies were brave enough to stand up to the biggest country in the world. This is important because bravery to stand up for what you believe in became a theme of the revolution and a theme of America.
December 16, 1773. This was the day that American patriots disguised as Mohawk Indians threw 342 cases of tea--that belonged to the British East India Company--into the Boston Harbor. The tea weighed more than 10,000 pounds and it completely polluted the harbor. This event became known as the “Boston Tea Party.” When under extreme pressure from different patriot groups, consignees from New York, Philadelphia, etc. refused to accept tea shipments.
In the 1774, the first Continental Congress was put together. The Congress was a meeting of delegates from all except one of the thirteen colonies. They all met to discuss what shall be done about the “Intolerable Acts” that was being passed as a response for the” Boston Tea Party”. The meeting elected fifty-six delegates from the colonies except Georgia. Georgia did not want to upset Britain because they required help from Britain about Georgia’s Native American problem.
Without the Boston Tea party, would the American Revolution ever had happened? The Boston Tea party was what pushed both the Colonists and British, over the edge, to war. The British's unfair tax, and the American's over-the-top response, started the Revolution. The Boston Tea Party was the main contributor to the start of the Revolutionary War because it was followed by the Intolerable Acts, or the Coercive Acts, and then war. "