The Booston Tea Party: The Boston Tea Party

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The Boston Tea Party took place on December 16, 1773, and was led by Samuel Adams and the Sons of Liberty. It resulted in 342 boxes, more than 92,000 pounds of tea, being thrown into Boston Harbor. That is worth almost 1,000,000 dollars today!!!!!

It is estimated that hundreds took part in the Boston Tea Party, but many were afraid to be punished for participating and took their secret to the grave. To date 116 people are documented to have participated. Many participants were from Boston or the surrounding area, but some were from as far away as Worcester, Massachusetts and Maine. To keep all of their identities a secret, they all dressed in disguise as Mohawk Indians. But why would all these people come to destroy property?

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