Road to Revolution
by Ben Grady
Boston Tea Party
The Boston Tea Party was an act of rebellious action to get at the British. When the Tea Act passed in 1773, it made the colonists mad because India company could sell tea to Britain free of taxes and colonists still had to pay taxes. December 16, 1773 the Sons of Liberty, a secret organization, that supported American Independence, boarded British ships dressed as MoHawk Indians and threw 45 tons of tea in the Boston Harbor. This ended up making Britain think of laws to punish the colonists.
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