Tea Act of 1773
One of the most controversial decrees made by the British Empire in all of American History was the Tea Act. It was an act established on 1773 by the British Parliament that stated that the East Indian Company would have to cruise directly to the American colonies to export their tea instead of going first to Britain and then export it again to the same colonies. This consequently made the tea cheaper for the Americans, but how did this make it controversial for them?
The most prominent group that was against this was led by a man named John Hancock. The boycott they organized left the East Indian Company penniless. No one wanted to buy their product. Every state greeted the docks with a variety of reactions. The British ships were forced to sail back upon reaching New York and Philadelphia. The people in Charleston did not give any form of attention to the packs of tea that were left on the ships to perish. However, a drastic turn of events occurred in Boston. What happened in Boston soon became one of the most notable events that eventually led to the American Revolution.