preview

The Boston Tea Party's Contribution To The American Revolution

Good Essays
Without the Boston Tea party, would the American Revolution ever had happened? The Boston Tea party was what pushed both the Colonists and British, over the edge, to war. The British's unfair tax, and the American's over-the-top response, started the Revolution. The Boston Tea Party was the main contributor to the start of the Revolutionary War because it was followed by the Intolerable Acts, or the Coercive Acts, and then war. "the Coercive Acts were a series of 4 acts established by the Government. The aim of the legislation was to restore order in Massachusetts and punish Bostonians for their Tea Party..." In response to the Boston Tea Party, the British passed the Intolerable Acts. One may argue that if you went back, the French and Indian War lead to the Revolution, because wuthout it nothing would have followed. However, although the French and Indian War did start everything, without the Colonist's reaction to the Tea Tax, the Boston Tea Party, the British would not have responded with the Intolerable Acts, which lead to war. The Boston Tea Party resulted in England imposing the Intolerable Acts, including the Boston Port Act, which caused the closoing of the Boston Port and therefore no ships could pass. "The Boston Port Act was to close the port until the tea... and payments made to the East India Company paid for the lost tea and that…show more content…
"The Boston Tea Party was the first significant act of defiance by American colonists. The implication and impact of the Boston Tea Party was enormous, ultimately leading to the sparking of the American Revolution in Massachusetts on April 19, 1775." Due to the colonists rebellion, the British declared war. Opposition believes that everything leading up to the war, caused it, not just the Boston Tea Party. Although everything before did slowly lead to the Revolution, the Boston Tea Party is what, in the end, started the
Get Access