Jenny Wu

The Boston Tea Party

The Boston Tea Party

On December 16, 1773, in Boston Massachusetts, colonists dressed up as Native Americans dumped the tea in the churning water of the Boston Harbor. They did this because they wanted to protest the taxes on the tea.

The British was angry at the colonists for what they have done, so, the British made new laws to punish the colonists. For example, the British passed the Intolerable Act. They also blockaded the Boston Harbor in order to punish the colonists.

Representatives for the colonies met to protest on September 5, 1774. The representatives agreed to boycott British goods. The Sons of Liberty also protested by dumping tar and feather on the tax collectors; they boycotted British goods too.