Tea Party Dbq

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The colonies have spoken! Sounds of justified defiance shall reach London’s parliament with screeching sounds unbearable to the human ear! On May 10, 1773, parliament instituted a new tax called the Tea Act. This act granted the British East India Company a monopoly on tea sales in the American colonies. Yesterday, on December 16, 1773, colonist dressed up as Indians and raided East India Company ships, revolting against the multiple tax laws placed on the colonies. 342 chest of tea, amounting to over 92,000 pounds have been dumped into the harbor. However, reports show that no other cargo has been damaged in the process. The Boston Tea Party is an act of justified defiance because the colonist were tired of one of the most popular drinks

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