Analysis: The Boston Tea Party

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The last handful of years leading up to the American Revolution was a tumultuous period marked by vocal and physical protest. The colonists were no longer willing to accept the imperial rule being imposed on to them by Parliament and the King. Their protests varied in intensity and manner, which caused varying reactions between the colonists and the British Thomas Hutchinson was a wealthy, leading conservative in Massachusetts, who at the height of the uproar over the stamp act became a target of mass protest. Hutchinson’s home was destroyed during the night by a mob of Massachusetts’ protestors. The act of violence that brought about this destruction results the mob mentality that goes along with the nature of mass protests. The idea of…show more content…
The Image shows 5 patriots tarring and feathering a British Official under the Liberty Tree while patriots in the background commit the Boston Tea Party. The image shows the British Official being force-fed the same taxed tea that the British are trying to sell the colonist. The Liberty Tree is written largely on the tree they are standing in front of further pushing their agenda of freedom from the shackles Britain is attempting to put on to the colonists. The Boston Tea Party occurring in the background is heavily significant within the image because it represents the colonies’ most impactful protest at the time and further reinforces the Colonist’s protest of British imposed imperial rule. This image depicts the patriots as disobedient…show more content…
The authors used the term slavery as a way to express the way they felt about the control Britain was suddenly trying to have over the colonist all of a sudden. The Chief motivation behind the “Norfolk Sons of Liberty Pronouncement” was the continued oppressive nature of Parliament and their lack of attention towards the document sent to the King by the delegates who met in New York in 1765. The Sons of Liberty felt the need to further establish their stance on their current situation while still pleading loyalty to the crown. The Pronouncement blends statements of loyalty with threats in the fact that in ever point it is stressed that the colonists will under for the kingdom so long as they are constitutionally bound and treated as equal British subjects. This no better expressed than in the first point, “Resolved, That we acknowledge our sovereign Lord King George III to be our rightful and lawful King, and that we will at all times, to the utmost of our power and ability, support and defend his most sacred person, crown, and dignity; and we will be always ready, when constitutionally called upon, to assist his Majesty with our lives and fortunes, and defends all his rights and prerogatives”. The women who made the “Boycott agreements of women in Boston” appear to be followers

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