To get away from ruins of money, Parliament adopted the Tea Act. The Tea Act gave authority to the company to ship the tea directly to the colonies instead of to England and then the particular groups of people. The colonies reacted to this act as a crime of paying money to get favors. The tea, even with the tax, was hugely and importantly money-saving and could quickly undersell the Dutch. The conception was for the colonists to buy the most money-saving tea and then preserve the company.
This is similar with what colonials were facing in the 17th century. They were not allowed to import Black Tea from India or China but only from Great Britain since the British government gave the East India Company a monopoly on the importation of tea. The increased tax, however, was the tip of the story. The causes of the Boston Tea Party were more
Tea then began its global journey, and was spread across the world. The first documented cultivation of tea in Taiwan began in 1717 in a region called Shui Sha Lian (水沙連) (Allee, 1994). The British were later responsible for bringing tea to my own home country, India, where the tea culture is also very strong and significant. My own country’s strong tea culture allows me to look at China’s tea culture with much more depth and understanding. Tea was popularized as a beverage by the Tang dynasty, and the Europeans including the Portuguese and the Britons who brought the tea to the west.
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 Tea Act was actually not a new policy at all since it was already include in the townshend act not only that, the tea act was used as a financial source to recover the British East India Company out of debt. Since economic and political foundations were unstable in East India along with the debt the British were already in from the French and Indian War and other things. What angered the colonists was not presence of the tea act (even though cheap), but rather the fact that it had outlived all other taxes that had been repealed by the British. As well as the fact that tea was being monopolized by it’s government. Additionally, since tea was being monopolized and sold exclusively by the British and it’s agents, American merchants were being undercut and essentially replaced by the British.
The Sugar Act had affected the colonies in different ways. To start, there was a shortage of rum, due to the taxation and shortage of sugar (“Sugar Act”). The Sugar Act was passed during an economic depression in the colonies, where most of the colonist’s money was spent on providing food and housing for the British soldiers. The colonists assumed the new tax program to be the cause of their economic problems. Protests and requests for the act’s repeal sprang up immediately (“Greenville’s Sugar
The machine was powered by a hand crank that turned two cylinders with teeth on it. One cylinder would separate the seeds from the cotton and the other cylinder would pull the cotton into a separate compartment (Whitney, 2014). It was important to separate the seeds into a different compartment because they also had economic value, but nowhere in comparison to that of cotton. The seeds were used in cottonseed oil that was used in the production of candy, cooking, cattle feed and paper (Woods, 2009). The cotton gin was an easy concept, but the world, at this time, did not think to have machines and technology solve problems like many individuals do in the 21st century.
The author argue that China-Africa trade does not improve and sustain the living conditions of African residents, instead is it damaging efforts for Sub-Saharan Africa to improve their development. Lyons and Brown states that the increasing number of imports from China affect local businesses because China import cheap products and sell them at a lower price. Therefore, there is a competition, and this competition lowers the profit margins and income for some trader. As a result of this the African traders lose their businesses as their consumer go for Chinese products. The author also address the benefits of China imports to Africa.
The government shouldn’t be trying to control what we eat, but they should instead be giving us a healthier, affordable alternative. It’s not okay that we lack healthier alternatives, nor is it okay that we lack information about what we’re consuming, but it is definitely not okay us to look at everything possible to blame without even looking at
2.0 PESTEL ANALYSIS A PESTEL Analysis is a marketing framework to analyse how an organisation is being impacted by a wide range of external imperatives. 2.1 Political Local political factor has a less significant impact on Starbucks Singapore due to strong political stability in Singapore. Singapore is consistently ranked as the lowest political risk country in Asia since 2002 (Corrupt Practices Investigation Bureau, 2015). However, the political stability in the global market is highly important as Starbucks coffee is certified as an ethically traded coffee. It is vital for Starbucks Singapore to maintain an intimate international relationship with Starbucks origin country US and other 65 country chains by adhering the Starbucks business ethics, thereby building a sustainable coffee brand.