Prior to the start of the Seven Years War, the colonies of the United States had experienced a permissive relationship with Great Britain due to the act of Salutary Neglect. However, after the war, England felt they could no longer have such uninvolved relations with the colonists and began instituting stricter policies over them. Consequently, the Seven Years War marked a great turning point in colonial relations with England, with changes such as the legislation which led to the increase of British control as well as anti-British sentiment in the colonies. But despite these changes, continuities such as loyalty to Britain still remained after the war.
On May 10, 1773, Parliament passed the Tea Act, the primary objective of which was to save the British East India Company from bankruptcy. It also eliminated all tea tax except the three pence Townshend tax. A third goal of the Tea Act was to offer Americans tea at a lower price than that of the colonial smugglers . However what happened was the average American colonist became angry with this latest act in a long line of unpopular policies, laws, and taxes imposed on him by Britain .
The boston tea party is a huge part of the history of Massachusetts and the History of our country. First of all the Tea Party was one of the first steps in the American revolution. One could make the argument that without the Boston Tea Party we wouldn't have a country today. Secondly, it showed that the people who lived in the colonies were brave enough to stand up to the biggest country in the world. This is important because bravery to stand up for what you believe in became a theme of the revolution and a theme of America.The boston tea party was a key part in starting the American revolution because it shows that the American people were against unfair taxation,were very brave, and it motivated the rest of the colonists to stand up
In 1760, when George III became the King of England, his one mission was to get rid of the war debt with the help of the colonists. (137) This angered the colonists because they felt as if their rights have been taken away from them. This caused the colonial men and women to come together and fight for their rights. They formed the Sons and Daughters of Liberty groups, in order to get their rights back. They had to battle many obstacles in order to reach their accomplishments of eliminating the collection of the stamp tax and enforcing the Nonimportation Agreements.
The Boston Tea Party began with the Tea Act that past in Boston. The law prevented the colonists from buying tea from other tea shops and that tea was more expensive than the others. The colonists tried to tell the British that they did not like the law and they didn’t listen so the colonists tipped lots of the British tea into the harbor to show they really don’t like the law. The Intolerable Acts began when the British hoped to force the colonists for the tea lost in the harbor and to obey British rule. The Coercive Acts closed the port of Boston and imposed military rule on all of Massachusetts. The colonists could not tolerate the acts. On the day the acts went into effect, flags throughout the colonies were flown
Even though the Stamp Act was repealed, parliament created the declaratory act which enforced parliament’s right to make rules to bring the people together. Britain furthered their grasp on the colonies by indirectly taxing them by adding the tax to price causing a rise in prices, known as the Townshend Act. Along with the indirect tax on imported materials there was also a tax of 3 pennies on tea. The indirect taxes caused anger within the colonies and they began to protest, they protested “No taxation without representation” and boycotted british goods, such as tea and british made cloth, and began to make their own. On March 5th, 1770, a group of Boston men surrounded British soldiers and began taunting them, as the group got more and more out of hand the British began firing at them killing several and wounding many (Document 4). Out of rage due to the chaos of taxed tea, Boston rebels disguised themselves as Indians and dumped the British tea into the Boston harbor. King George III out of spite and anger forced parliament to set up the intolerable act which shut down the boston harbor because the colonists refused to pay for the damage done and set up the quartering act which forced colonists to house soldiers in barracks provided by
Many events took place - the Boston Tea Party for example - before the American Revolution. Many were what caused it to happen. All of them were not just for the Americans cause, some were for the British too. Some things that caused the American Revolution are all the taxes without representation, the dept of the king, and the colonists rebelling.
It was two years later after the Boston Tea Party the war began. Parliament passed four Acts collectively known as The Coercive Acts between the two, which made them angry. the Tea Party was a key trigger but not the only one, the war had been long brewing. There were many arguments over religion and government. Here are some other reasons The Revolutionary War started, the British (redcoats) were starting to take over, and the Americans didn 't like it. Another event that started the Revolutionary war was the Battle of Lexington and Concord. Also, the American Revolution could have started because of taxes. The British gave overpriced taxes to the colonists. I believe that it was not just one incident that started the war, but many events
During the early 1700s, the protests in the colonies against British policies quieted down, but that does not mean that the colonists were satisfied with the British government. The Tea Act was intended to help the British East India Company. Everyone that had been drinking tea was paying taxes that Parliament had placed on them without their consent. The Tea Act however, lowered the price to the tea by allowing the East India Company to ship tea directly to the colonies. Lots of Colonial leaders argued that even though the price of tea was lowered, colonists still had to pay the tax on the tea. In 1773, the British Parliament passed the Tea Act and the colonists were not very pleased with it being passed.
Was it a big, fun party with tea? Not really. Nobody was drinking the tea. It was a protest by the Sons of Liberty who dressed as Native Americans who boarded 3 tea ships and threw the ships’ tea cargo into Boston Harbor. The costumes didn’t fool anyone and the British knew it was the colonists who had destroyed the
The Tea Act sparked the final revolutionary movement in Boston. A company from East India, burdened with eighteen million pounds of unsold tea. The tea was shipped directly to the colonies, and to be sold at a bargain price. The Townshend duties were still in place, however, the radical leaders in America found reason to believe that this act was a plot to buy popular support for the taxes already in force. A lot of events led up to this act. For example, the Boston Massacre, The Quartering Act, The French and Indian War, and the 1765 Stamp Act, are all events that led up to the Boston Tea Party. There are other acts involved with the cause of the Boston Tea Party. The Tea Act was a key event as well. The Tea Act was the final straw in a series of unpopular
George Robert Twelves Hewes was a shoemaker in Boston that was determined to help the colonies gain freedom from Britain. He took part in important events in Boston that led up to the Revolution (Young 33). Since Hewes was not a leader in the patriotic acts of the Revolution, he was quickly forgotten. On July 4, 1826, Thomas Jefferson and John Adams, both patriotic leaders in the Revolution, died (Young 140). “Their deaths confirmed the popular sense that the country was losing its last links with the revolutionary generation” (Young 141). In an attempt to keep the memory of the Revolution alive, Hewes went back to Boston for a Fourth of July celebration the commemorated veterans of the Revolution (Young 143). As a result, Hewes was finally able to get the recognition and honor that he deserved.
Have you ever wondered what it would be like if an iconic moment in history had never happened? Although The Boston Tea Party cost Great Britain a great deal of important resources it was a necessary event for the Colonists to get their freedom. The British Parliament passed the Intolerable Acts to punish the Colonies for dumping British goods in the harbor. The Boston Tea Party also paved the way for the Revolutionary War. Therefore the American way of life would be extremely different today had the Boston Tea Party never happened.
The boston tea party occurred when colonist as a way of rebelion attack british by throwing the tea that they found in their ships. And some people wonder why they did that and historic events show that there were French Indian War before that make the colonists to have an economic crisis so they can pay for the products. And the unique product that haven’t tax was the tea.