Sons Of Tea Dbq

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On the night of December 16, 1773, Samuel Adams and other people from the Sons Of Liberty got on three ships in the Boston Harbor and threw tons of tea overboard. This was unjustified because it was destruction of private property. They didn’t own the ships, Britain did. They also betrayed the crown that was protecting them. Lastly, their protest was too harsh. For those reasons, the colonists were unjustified in dumping the tea into the Boston Harbor. By boarding the boats and dumping the tea, they were destroying private property. “On the night of December 16, 1773, Samuel Adams and the Sons of Liberty boarded three ships in the Boston harbor and threw 342 chests of tea overboard.” That was 342 chests of tea that people worked hard to make that got wasted. “The chests held more than 90,000 lbs. (45 tons) of tea, which would cost nearly $1,000,000 dollars today.” That means that the company who’s tea it was would have lost $1,000,000 today. For a company that already has financial…show more content…
The British say, “The colonists have not fulfilled their responsibility to pay England back from defending them against the French and Indians in the war.” They were being taxed because they weren’t paying back their share but still got mathey didn’t understand that. “The colonists are traitors for not paying the taxes, which as a colony of England, is considered treason.” The colonists thought they could get away without paying taxes but that is treason. If you don’t follow the rules of the country you can get in a lot of trouble. “Highly burdened by taxes themselves, the British were merely asking the colonies to bear the expense of their own administration and defense.” So, Britain needed money because they were helping them out but when they asked for it, the colonists protested. By doing this they were hurting Britain. Overall, they didn’t show any respect towards the King who had helped them out when they needed
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