What Is Samuel Johnson's Rebellion Against The Boston Tea Act

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In 1773, a group of men, known as the Sons of Liberty, rebelled against the Tea Act, which put a tax on tea. As a form of rebellion, the Sons of Liberty, threw 342 chests of tea into the Boston Harbor, destroying millions of dollars worth of tea. Samuel Johnson, an author at the time, was not pleased by the actions of the Sons of Liberty. Samuel Johnson was also an intelligent man, he studied at Oxford, but had to transfer because of financial issues. As a response to these men’s actions, Johnson stated, “Patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel”. When Samuel Johnson said, “Patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel”, he meant that it was wrong to commit a crime and then say one was not guilty because they were being patriotic, and he was absolutely right. This resulted in the actions during the Boston Tea Party being completely unjust.
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He believes their actions regarding the Boston Tea Party were unacceptable. There were plenty of other ways to rebel against the Tea Act. The Sons of Liberty were acting inappropriately during the Boston Tea Party. By, going through with the Boston Tea Party only made life for the colonists brutal. As a result of the the disobedience of the Sons of Liberty, the Coercive Act (also known as the Intolerable Act) was launched. Not only was this act enforced on Massachusetts, it was enforced on all of the 13 colonies. Colonists loathed the Coercive
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