The Tea Act 1773

East India tea makes taxes worth it for me!

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Explanation if the Act

  • The act makes all tea import to the colonies cost to the congress.
  • It raises tariffs on import tea.
  • It also gives the East India company absolute power over the tea industry.
  • The Company is no longer required to sell tea at the London Tea Auction.
  • It decreases the price of the tea, but you may only buy British tea.
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