No tolerance for Tea
The Tea Act of 1773
"TEA NO MORE!"
"What should I remember about the Tea Act?"
Britain shipped tea to the colonist to get Britain out of debt.
Taxes were the primary reason for the tea act.
This event led to the American Revolution.
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How much tea was sent to the colonies?
500,000 pounds of tea
Where was the tea shipped to and from?
The tea was shipped from Britain across the Atlantic to many harbors along North America's coast.
Why didn't the king stop taxing the colonists?
Britain was in debt from the French and Indian war and forcing the colonists to pay taxes was the easiest way to earn quick money.
How did the King react to the colonists dumping the tea in the harbor?
The King was furious. He knew this would eventually lead to war.
Was this the only thing that caused the American revolution?
Multiple events caused the American Revolution. However, the tea act was a big cause, because it was breaking point for the colonist. They were very tired of the taxes.
Who was in fault for the tea act?
This is a very debatable topic, but both sides could be considered at fault. The King was at fault for "targeting" the colonist by taxing items specifically used by colonists, and the colonists were at fault for wasting tea by pouring it into the ocean.