The Coercive Acts: The Boston Tea Party

Better Essays
The Coercive Acts were a series of acts set up as a consequence of the Boston Tea Party. The Boston Tea Party was a “famed act of American colonial defiance served as a protest against taxation. Seeking to boost the troubled East India Company, British Parliament adjusted import duties with the passage of the Tea Act in 1773. While consignees in Charleston, New York, and Philadelphia rejected tea shipments, merchants in Boston refused to concede to Patriot pressure.” (History Channel) On December 16,1773 the Boston Tea Party took place. A man by the name of Samuel Adams and the Sons of Liberty took chests of tea and threw them into the Boston Harbor. Because of this, there were consequences also known as the Intolerable Acts or Coercive Acts. The Coercive Acts are a series of four acts: the Boston Port Act, the Massachusetts Government Act, the Justice Act, and the Quartering Act.…show more content…
This was also known as the U.S War of Independence. The war was fought between the 13 colonies and Britain. The 13 colonies were called the Contiential Army and they were led by the first President of the United States, George Washington. According to The Land of the Brave, there were advantages for the British. The British advantages included: the British had a standing army while the Americans did not, the British had a well-established Navy while America did not, and the British had a large bulk of many important items such as guns, powder, and clothes. The Revolutionary War began in Lexington and Concord. “The conflict arose from growing tensions between residents of Great Britain’s 13 North American colonies and the colonial government, which represented the British crown.” (History Channel) There were multiple battles within the Revolutionary War including: “the Battle of Fort Ticonderoga, the Battle of Bunker Hill, the Battle of Cowpens, the Battle of Monmouth, and the Battle of Saratoga.” (Land of the
Get Access