Boston Tea Party Reseach Paper

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The Boston Tea Party By Melanie Myers Professor Randolph Boothe Pharr History 121 November 30, 2011 Topic Outline Thesis Statement: The Boston Tea Party was a significant act of civil disobedience that galvanized Americans around the issue of taxation and helped spark the revolutionary war. I. Introduction II. Background A. What is the Boston Tea Party? B. How trouble over the tea began III. The Tea Act A. What is the Tea Act? B. Effects of the Tea Act IV. Effects of Boston Tea Party A. Coercive Acts B. First Continental Congress C. Second Continental Congress V. Actions taken by Congress A. Continental Association VI. Results of Boston Tea Party A. Closed Boston Harbor B. Lead to American Revolution VII. Ships of the Boston Tea Party A. Beaver B. Dartmouth C. Eleanor VIII. The Boston Massacre A. What is the Boston Massacre B. How this led to the Boston Tea Party IX. Eye Witness Accounts A. George Hewes B. Samuel Cooper X. Conclusion The Boston Tea Party Throughout the course of history there have been many events leading up to the independence of America. Some of them were small, whereas others were much more significant. One of the more important events was the Boston Tea Party. When the Boston Tea Party[->0] comes to mind, many people think of the ship and the tea and patriotism in the 18th century. No one seems to think of the many different viewpoints that were brought up from that moment to the viewpoints from numerous textbooks over the years. Some thought highly of the patriots and their actions; some, however; were against the acts of colonists. Although the Patriots of the colonies viewed the Boston Tea Party[->1] as a rude awakening to England, the English viewed it as an

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