In the ensuing months, mobs boarded East India Company tea ships in New York and Annapolis, preventing the landing of any tea. Colonists up and down the coast of North America continued to boycott East India Company tea. The Boston Tea Party had created a crisis between the colonists and Parliament. British officials condemned the action as vandalism and passed the Coercive Acts (1774), which curtailed self-government in Massachusetts and closed Boston's port until the colony paid for the tea. These harsh measures generated support and sympathy for the Boston radicals throughout the colonies.
They ended up throwing 90,000 pounds of tea overboard. They did this because British made a new tax on tea and gave a monopoly on all tea to the British East India Company. Because of this event, England became upset with the colonists and passes the Intolerable acts. Another major cause to the Revolution
Wendy Warner Intro to American Government William Schweers February 7, 2012 “Tea Party” The name “Tea Party” is a reference to the Boston Tea Party, a protest by colonists who objected to a British tax on tea in 1773 and demonstrated by dumping British tea taken from docked ships into the harbor. Some commentators have referred to the Tea in “Tea Party” as the backronym “Taxed Enough Already”. The Tea Party movement is a political movement in America aimed at clearly communicating to Washington its displeasure with government spending. The Tea Party movement has no central leadership, but is composed of a loose affiliation of national and local groups that determine their own platforms and agendas. The Tea Party movement has been cited as an example of grassroots political activity, although it has been described as an example of astroturfing.
The Boston Tea Party On December 16, 1773, an action called The Boston Tea Party was a direct action by the Sons of Liberty (Boston colonists) in Boston, a town in the British colony of Massachusetts against the British government and the East India Company that controlled all the tea imported in to the colonies. The Boston Thea Party arose from several issues confronting the British Empire: High taxes on tea, the Stamp Act, the Boston Massacre and the officials in Boston refused to send back the three shiploads of taxed tea to Britain. What the Sons of Liberty did, was that they boarded the ship at night and threw all the tea in to the sea. Within three hours 342 chests of tea were burst open and their contents emptied in to the sea. As you can see in this picture, the participants dressed up as moderate Indians, but did they really dress up?
Leading up to the American Revolution in 1775 there were several events and turning points in the late 1760s that the colonists executed which marked a change from simple protesting the British parliament to the beginning of the American Revolutionary War leading to American independence. The Boston Tea Party occurred on December 16th, 1773. It is often considered a key turning point towards the start of the American Revolution. According to document A, a group of male colonists disguised as Mohawk Indians boarded tea ships in the Boston Harbor and dumped massive tea chests into the water. The point of this was to show Britain that the colonists will not continue to follow the British Parliament and be forced to but Britain’s goods.
No mention was made of the rebels' grievances. Kett and the rebels refused, but still hoped Edward would come to their aid. However, the city authorities in Norwich now stopped their supply of food. July 22 - Kett's rebels attacked and occupied Norwich. July 31 - Sir William Parr leads 1,500 foreign mercenary soldiers against the rebels, but is forced to withdraw to Cambridge.
But Americans had become used to having control over their local government. They objected to the new laws and protested being taxed without their consent. In 1775, Britain's Parliament declared Massachusetts, the center of most of the protests, to be in rebellion. British troops were placed in Boston to take swift action against the rebels. Shortly afterwards, war broke out.
According to Griset & Mahan (2003) the earliest form of domestic terrorism can be traced as far is 1773, when America was a British colony in what is known as the “Boston tea party”. When the British East India Company was struggling from financial problems, it was given the go ahead to sell their tea without payment of taxes by the enactment of the Tea Act of 1773. American businessmen, who were obligated to pay taxes, became angry for the unfair discrimination given to the East India Company, and since they were not represented, the British government started to protest against the company, and led by Samuel Adams, they staged demonstrations against the tea tax. The then Massachusetts governor declined to release three ships in the Boston harbor without paying taxes. On the 16th December 1773, about 150 men disguising themselves as members of the Mohawk stormed the three ships and together they destroyed all the 342 tea caskets and threw it in the sea; in return, Great Britain closed the Boston port until all the
Contrary opinion, mainly from the Tappans’ New York group, ranged from outright anti-feminism to the fear of scattering shots over too many reforms. The Tappans and their supporters walked out of the convention and formed the American and Foreign Anti-Slavery Society. A third faction of the American Anti-Slavery Society also broke with Garrison. They had grown skeptical that the “moral suasion” promoted by Garrison would ever lead to abolition. In 1840, they formed the liberty party in an effort to elect an American president who would abolish slavery.
There are many opinions on what historical event impacted the United States the most. Just about all events impacted the U.S. in some way, but in my opinion the American Revolution impacted the most because, without that event there would be no constitution. It started as all thirteen colonies joining together to break free from British ruling. The American Revolution consisted of many acts. One of the first acts done by Americans in December of 1773 was the Boston Tea Party, which was done to protest the British tax policies by dumping 342 crates of tea into the Boston Harbor.