Causes and Effects of the Boston Tea Party On December 16 1773, the Sons of Liberty led by Samuel Adams, conducted a union of Patriots to the Boston Harbor. King George had recently confirmed the Tea Act, which forced colonists to pay for unreasonably taxed tea. Furthermore, they plotted to boycott tea because of it. This boycott began the Boston Tea Party, causing many other crises after, leading to the Revolutionary War. By diminishing the tax on imported British tea, this act gave British merchants a biased advantage in selling their tea in America.
The Second Tea Party was not just fun and games like it sounds. The Tea Party happened because of the tea that came to the harbor on March 6th 1774. The colonists were very angry about the ship coming back with tea that was under the same tax that made them rebel less than 4 months earlier. Yet the driver of the ship, Fortune, still thought it would be a great idea to bring back the tea with the tax. John Adams said “Twenty Eight Chests of Tea arrived Yesterday, which are to make an Infusion in Water, at 7 o 'Clock this Evening.” (Browsing).
The first tax that Britain passed was the Sugar Act of 1764, this tax was on sugar goods and after a lot of unrest Parliament finally lowered the price of the tax and the colonists were satisfied. However, a year later the colonists were thrown in another fit after the Stamp Act was passed. The Stamp Act was different from the Sugar Act as the colonists would have to pay it directly and in addition to every purchase of paper they made. The colonists almost erupted in complete rebellion over the law, however Parliament repealed the law.
The and impact of the Boston Tea Party was ultimately leading to the start of the American Revolution. Britain passed the Conciliatory Resolution which ended taxation for any colony which provided the imperial defense and the British officers. This act did not stop the momentum toward war that had been building for many years. John Adams and many other Americans considered tea drinking to be unpatriotic following the Boston Tea Party. Tea drinking declined during and after the Revolution, resulting in a shift to coffee as the preferred hot
Immaturity In 1773, a group of men, known as the Sons of Liberty, rebelled against the Tea Act, which put a tax on tea. As a form of rebellion, the Sons of Liberty, threw 342 chests of tea into the Boston Harbor, destroying millions of dollars worth of tea. Samuel Johnson, an author at the time, was not pleased by the actions of the Sons of Liberty. Samuel Johnson was also an intelligent man, he studied at Oxford, but had to transfer because of financial issues. As a response to these men’s actions, Johnson stated, “Patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel”.
Patriot: "It was not easy because you had guns" Loyalist: "Even so you just through snow balls and rocks at us witch did nothing." Patriot: " Oh stop, oh stop what about the Boston Tea Party, why did you guys have to raise the prices of tea?" Loyalist: "We did it for us so we could have more money for our army, and how you could have the nerve to go on our ship and dump all that tea that was for you." Patriot: "That was the only thing that we could do to protest and make our statement about how tea prices should not go up! Loyalist: "Well we fixed that problem by sending you tea for a low price."
His law practice suffered a decline after the trial. “Boston settled uncomfortably into a period of relative calm time. However, passions were to be inflamed again by the Tea Party Act of 1773.” (Boston Massacre Trials) The Tea Act, passed by Parliament on May 10, 1773, granted the British East India Company Tea a monopoly tea sales in American colonies. This was what ultimately compelled a group of Sons of Liberty members on the night of December 16, 1773 to disguise themselves as Mohawk Indians, board three ships in Boston Harbor, and destroy over 92,000 pounds of tea. (The Tea Act) Passing the Tea Act imposed no taxes on colonies.
The first law under effect, has closed Boston Harbor to all shipping until we pay back for their tea that we dumped and show them proper respect. First of all, we will not show the British any further respect for they have no respect for us. But the problem for us is how will be be able to proceed our businesses and trading when Boston Harbor is closed. The second law now puts Massachusetts in complete British authority, in which now our governors are appointed by King George III. With this law in effect, it is considered a violation for us to hold town meetings without the governor’s permission.
This political protest by the Sons of Liberty in Boston disguised themselves as Native Americans and destroyed an entire shipment of tea sent by East India Company. The British government responded harshly which escalated to the American Revolution. This act of civil disobedience was in protest to taxes being imposed on the colonies even though they had visual representation, which in simpler terms meant they had no representation. The colonist saw that the taxes being imposed was unjust, this caused the Boston Tea Party to throw all of the tea that was taxed. In the end of the American Revolution they fought against unjust taxes and improved social progress amongst the
They were being shoved into their homes against their will; the people were infuriated with a good reason. Another Act was the Massachusetts Government Act. The act was designed to punish the residents of Boston for the incident of the Boston Tea Party. Another Act was the Boston Port Act in which the king shut down the port of Boston to all trade separately from that with Britain until they pay back all of the tea that was lost. Another Act was the Administrations of Justice Act, this allowed British officials to get away with almost any crime they have done.
The event I researched is, Tea Act. It happened on, May 10, 1773. This topic talks about that the Tea had to be sent directly to the colonies and that there they had to sell it to a good price. The event was about, because they did not have how to increase the income in the American colonies. As a result of this event, It turned out that the colonies of Philadelphia and New York returned the tea boats to Great Britain, And in Charleston the load of Tea was rotting on the docks.
stamped paper it also taxed land grants, pamphlets, playing cards, and calendars”(97). This angered people due to the fact that everything that used to be free, was now costing money that went straight to the British Troops commissioned to protect the colonies against invaders. In 1773, the dreaded Tea Act the ironic thing about it was it actually lowered the price of tea in the colonies but the problem was any product shipped to the colonies had to pass through England, upon getting the tea from the East Indies the English merchants had to pay a tax on their purchase. The catch was the East India Company would choose a select group of colonial merchants who were permitted to sell the Tea. On December 16, 1773 a group of led by Samuel Adams climbed on ships in the Boston Harbor storing tea and threw out 340 crates of tea into the harbor The books approach on answering the question in the title of the book was pretty good but had a few weaknesses; Fea did a good job of getting major points that answered yes and no to the main question.
Before the French and Indian War, the colonists paid very few taxes. After the war, Britain decided that the American Colonists should pay for the Boston Tea Party since they dumped all the tea in an attempt to protest the taxes on tea. The British tried to punish the colonists by introducing three new laws for the colonists to follow. They decided to tighten control, limit settlements, and raise the tax revenue. the colonists responded by protesting.
The American colonists held the Boston Tea Party on December, 1773. It was not a party though. It was a protest against taxs from England. The British Parliament had already taxed sugar, coffee, wine, and newspapers. The tea tax was too much.
2 soldiers were guilty of manslaughter, but were later released after being branded The Seditious Committee of Correspondence British acts were not following through. King George III (1770) was attempting to assert the power of the British monarchy.. good man but bad ruler- surrounded himself with “yes men” (LORD NORTH) Townshend Acts failed to produce revenue & non importation acts were hurting the British Sam Adams organized the committees of correspondence (first in 1772, but later they were in 80 different towns) Function: spread resistance and British opposition Evolved in America’s first congresses Tea Brewing in Boston The dispute over tea taxes finally settled down, but then the British East India Company faced bankruptcy and had 17 million pounds of unsold