The Boston Tea Party

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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? Making a full Indian hair dress takes a considerable amount of time and materials. Traditionally, such attire was reserved only for the most powerful among the tribe, witch made them difficult to come by even at the time when The Boston Tea Party occurred. Besides, the majority of the 116 participants appeared to have short notice of the planned operation, with made it even less likely that they had the time to prepare elaborate costumes. There is however another point of view according to witch the Mohawk disguise for The Boston Thea Party was not chosen accidentally, and had deep symbolic significance for the Sons of Liberty, and those who were well informed about the Tea Party plans actually took the time to prepare the proper costume. The tea party movement (TPM) is an American political movement that is generally recognized as conservative and libertarian, and has sponsored protest and supported political candidates since 2009. It endorses reduced government spending, opposition to taxation in varying degrees,

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