December 17, 1773

The Boston Tea Party

Last night several men called the Sons of Liberty dumped 18,000 pounds worth of british tea into the Boston Harbor. Local reporters say that they should call this the Boston Tea Party. The Sons of Liberty disguised themselves as Mohawk Indians to not have people know that it was them.
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The men dumped the tea into the harbor because of the recent tea tax. They also were angry about King George and "taxation without representation." They have closed all gates to the harbor so no one can go there.

Townfolk's comments

"These men should be ashamed of themselves!"

"Our tea should be drunk! Not dumped!"

"Send these men to prison! End the tea tax!"