Tea Act Of 1773: The Tea Trade In America

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December 16th 1773, Boston Harbor. A group of Massachusetts colonists disguised as Mohawk Indians board three British tea ships and dumped 342 chests of tea into the Boston harbor.
The midnight raid was in protest of the British Parliament’s Tea Act of 1773, which was a bill designed to save the faltering East India Company by greatly lowering the tea taxes on itself, so it could wrestle the control of the tea trade in America. The low taxes allowed the East India Company to undercut tea smuggled into America by Dutch traders, and many colonists (myself included) viewed the act as tyranny. And thus we retaliated
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