The Tea Acts

1773

Summary of The Tea Acts

  • It was an Act of Parliament of Great Britain.
  • They wanted to undercut the price of illegal tea.
  • It granted the right to directly ship its tea to North America and the right to duty-free export.
  • It received the royal assent on May 10, 1773.

Colonists Reactions

  • Colonies recognized the implications of the Act.
  • The Company's authorized consignees were harassed.
  • In many colonies, successful efforts were made to prevent the tea from being landed.
  • Colonists boarded tea ships anchored in the harbor and dumped their tea cargo overboard.