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.
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 raised taxes from 10-50% and starved the populace to get the maximum profits. Nevertheless, the company continued to suffer financially, and influenced Parliament to pass the Tea Act in 1773 to lift import duties on tea shipped to the American colonies, which ultimately lead to the American War of Independence in April 1775. John Hancock was a merchant, statesman, and prominent Patriot of the Revolution. He served as president of the Second Continental Congress and was the first and third Governor of Massachusetts. Hancock began his political career in Boston as a protégé of Samuel Adams, an influential local politician, though the two men later became estranged.
The Massachusetts government act deliberately changed the governing style of the colony by bringing it DIRECTLY under British control. The Quebec Act had nothing to do with the Boston Tea Party but it just happened to come up during that time and all it did was expand territory in Canada. Many thought that these laws were punishing all of Boston instead of the ones responsible for the destruction of Royal Property. Others thought all of it as violations of the their rights entirely and they completely stopped being identified as English. The harsheness of the laws made it hard for many people in the colonies to have any sort of positive feelings for
The American Revolution has caused changes, in such as political independence, social equality, land reform, and economics. As stated before, the American Revolution has brought political independence within our nation, and I also feel as if it caused great change. Take for example, Andre Bassett’s 1776 drawing La Destruction de la Statue Royale a Nouvelle York, it portrays the destruction of a statue of King George 3rd of England during the Revolution. The statue is symbolic to monarchy, and people of all sorts came
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?
SSUSH3 The student will explain the primary causes of the American Revolution. a. Explain how the end of Anglo-French imperial competition as seen in the French-Indian War, and the 1763 Treaty of Paris, laid the groundwork of the American Revolution. b. Explain the colonial responce to such British actions such as the Proclamation of 1763, Stamp Act, and the Intolerable Acts as seen in Sons of Daughters of Liberty and Committees of Correspndance.
In 1774 the Coercive Act was passed and four of the acts had to do with the Boston Tea Party.“ The Tea Party led to the Coercive Act by Parliament, virtually establishing martial law in Massachusetts, dissolving the colonial government, closing the port in Boston, and sending in troops.”(pg 67) The British parliament hoped that the actions they took would result reversing the trend of the colonies terrorist actions that had begun in 1765 with the Stamp Act, but as you can see by the new law they didn’t get much more freedom. The tar and feathering act in 1773 was another example of terrorist actions. “These “incendiaries” used all manner of intimidation, even tarring and feathering loyal subjects of the king, to undermine their own current democratic self-rule.” For the Sons of Liberty, violence such as tar and feathering was used to intimidate governors and tax officials into refusing to carry out the will of parliament. These actions did succeed for the most part but the actions taken were unjust and were not needed.They forced royal governors into hiding during the early months of 1766. What the Sons of Liberty did was just use fear for political gain.
Nicole Girgis Political Science 1 Honors CHAPTER 1 I. y shd u stdy am dem now? Or, Why Should You Study American Democracy Now? A. How Technology Has Changed Politics i. How voters & candidates communicate ii.