Boston Tea Party

December 16, 1773

During the Boston Tea Party, the colonists dressed like Indians to disguise their true identites, also to show that they are no longer apart of British rule.


When and where

The Boston Tea Party happened December 16, 1773. It occurred at Griffin's Warf in Boston. The time period and place shows the history and date of the Boston Tea Party

People Involved

The Sons of Liberty and dozens of men and boys were involved with the Boston Tea Party. The Sons of Liberty organized the event as well as who chose to dress like Indians. The dozens of other people followed the Sons of Liberty into the Boston Tea Party.

Causes of the Boston Tea Party

Description of Events

The colonists of Boston were angry and frustrated with the new taxes. On the night of December 16, 1773, Samuel Adams and the Sons of Liberty boarded three ships (the Dartmouth, the Eleanor, and the Beaver) in the Boston harbor and threw 342 chests of tea overboard. It took nearly three hours for more than 100 colonists to empty the tea into Boston Harbor. The chests held more than 90,000 lbs. (45 tons) of tea, which would cost nearly $1,000,000 dollars today.

Contributions to Change

after the Boston Tea Party, it damaged independent shippers, smugglers and local shopkeepers. More force was added to keep Americans under control. The most important outcome was he intolerable acts. Punishment for the Boston Tea Party.

Interesting Facts

The Sons of Liberty dressed like Mohawk Indians, a Native American Tribe. Sons of Liberty were a well organized patriot paramilitary organized in secrecy, led by Samuel Adams who was a brewer for beer. Meetings were usually held at the "Liberty" Tree or the "Liberty" Pole. The "Liberty" Tree was actually Hanover Square. During the Boston Tea Party, no other goods were harmed on the 3 ships. The colonists really mean business when showing that they are no longer British.