The Political Protest: The Boston Tea Party

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The political protest known as the Boston Tea Party took place on the evening of December 16, 1773, in Boston, Massachusetts. The political protest was a demonstration of rebellion orchestrated by the Sons of Liberty in order to protest the Tea Act. The royal governor of Massachusetts, Thomas Hutchinson, allowed three ships- The Dartmouth, The Eleanor, and The Beaver- to enter the Boston Harbor. The ships were carrying tea to sell to the colonists on behalf of the British East India Company. Many Boston colonists demanded that the tea is returned to England, including Samuel Adams who tried to persuade the governor to accept this approach, but to no avail. However, before the tea could be purchased by the colonists, radical protesters of the

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