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Boston Tea Party
In Boston's Harbor, a group of Massachusetts colonists disguised as Indians and boarded three British tea ships and dump chests of tea into the harbor.
The midnight raid, known as the “Boston Tea Party,” was in protest of the British Parliament’s Tea Act of 1773, a bill was designed to save the East India Company by lowering its tea tax.
First Continental Congress
From 1774 to 1789, the Continental Congress served as the government of the 13 American colonies and later the United States. The First Continental Congress was composed of delegates from the colonies. In 1775, the Second Continental Congress had already begun. Soon after, the Congress ratified the first national constitution, the Articles of Confederation.