American Revolution Facts

Ran Trakhtengerts

Declaration of Independence

Nine of the signers of the Declaration died before the American Revolution ended in 1783.
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Boston Tea Party

Three months after the Boston Tea Party, Bostonians once again sent tea splashing when 60 disguised men boarded the Fortune in March 1774, forced the crew below deck and dumped tea chests into the harbor.

Tea Act protests spread to other colonies throughout 1774. In cities such as New York, Annapolis and Charleston, South Carolina, patriots dumped tea off ships or burned it in protest.

The present-day value of the destroyed tea has been estimated at around $1 million.

After being knocked unconscious by a falling tea crate in the hold of a ship, John Crane was reportedly thought to be dead. He awoke hours later, however, and was the only man harmed in the Boston Tea Party.

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Role of Women

In addition to being nurses, seamstresses, cooks and maids, women were also secret soldiers and spies.
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Boston Massacre

During the Boston Massacre trials, under British law, the defendants weren't allowed to speak as witnesses on their own behalf. This was because they had an interest in the case.
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Intolerable Acts

The Intolerable Acts weren't really passed for any real economic reason other than to punish the colonists for the Boston Tea Party.
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