massachusetts spy

December, 17, 1773

Why this happened

this was most likely a result of the taxes on the colonies some people felt

the British are over taxing everyone with their many different taxes tea is a major part of colonial life and dumping it is a sign that the patriots ( people who do not support the king)

This is to show British tyranny that the American people will not stand for this kind of treatment.

What this could mean for the British and colonial relationship

The relationship between the two is already fragile and this will only lead to problems and might lead to war after everything that has happened it seems unavoidable this is just one of multiple reasons as to why the two are so tense this will only escalate things further.