The Tea Act: The Cause Of The American Revolution

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Throughout the middle of the 17th century, the relationship between Great Britain and her American colonies was plagued by stresses. Both the Stamp Act, passed in 1765, and the Tea Act, enacted in 1773, caused colonists great ire towards the British due to feelings of unfair taxation. As a response to the Tea Act, colonists in Boston ruined thousands of pounds of tea by pouring it into the Boston harbor (History.com). Earlier, Benjamin Franklin had attempted to get all of the colonies to meet together, but they had abstained (U-s-history.com). After the Tea Party, however, the Coercive Acts were put into place by Parliament, urging the colonists to greater action, causing them to assemble the 1st Continental Congress (History.com). This Congress
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