The Boston Tea Party happened in 1773. It all started when the British decided to start taxing the colonists in many ways, including a tea tax, as a way to get back their war costs. The colonists refused to pay some of these taxes and therefore England had to retract the taxes; all the taxes were taken back except for the tea tax. Parliament decided to get their tea from somewhere else rather than from where their tea was being taxed. This plan, however, backfired when the ships at the harbor were to have their tea goods sent to a warehouse where it was stored for three years.
Pity the Billionaire: The Hard times Swindle and the Unlikely Comeback of the Right. New York: Metropolitan /Henry Holt and, 2012. Print. Notes: This book not only established the creation of the Tea Party Movement of the past few years, but established the purpose of its creation and the true motives of those who forwarded its message. Thomas Frank does an excellent job drawing comparisons between the original Boston Tea Part movement, the farmers movement of 1932, and the movement of the current Tea Party members of today.
By law, the East India Company did not export the tea to the colonies. The East India Company was required to sell their tea wholesale at auctions in England. The British companies bought the tea and exported them to merchants within the colonies in Charleston, Philadelphia, New York and Boston. (The Boston Tea Party, 1773," EyeWitness to History, www.eyewitnesstohistory.com (2002) RUNNING
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
Reason being, is because the British army was not need. They have already defeated the French and pushed the Indians far west, so the colonists would be paying for protection against nothing. Agents for tea cancelled the orders of tea because of the tax, but still there was ships that came into harbor and they demanded that the colonists pay for all this tea, with the tax. On December 16th, 1773, a group of people dressed like Indians and boarded the ships with tea and threw all the tea over board into the water. This act is now famously known as the Boston Tea Party.
It was on December 16, 1773, when American patriots disguised as Mohawk Indians threw 342 chests of tea belonging to the British East India Company from ships into Boston Harbor. Most people have heard about the Boston Tea Party but not everyone understands the importance of it, and why the Tea Party is still remembered today. The events leading to the Boston Tea Party began already ten years before (1763), when the English won the French-and-Indian War. The king of Britain passed taxes on the colonies to make up for the loss of money because of the war. The British-American colonists named the acts after Charles Townshend, who sponsored them.
It raised its prices and provided the India Company with ownership of the tea. The Act was authorized to protect the financial ruin. British allowed the taxes for the lowering cost of the products. The Tea Party was involved with destruction of the tea from different ships; one of the ships was named the Dartmouth, led by Captain Hall, another named the Beaver, led by Captain Bruce, and the last one was the Eleanor, led by Captain Coffin, each one of these ships held 114 containers of tea. All the tea on the three ships wound up in the Boston Harbor.
A lot of people think the events surrounding the historical incident known as the “Boston Tea Party” was the actual start of the American Revolution. However, I learned from this Podcast, called “How the Boston Tea Party Works”, that while it was a major event it did not start the war. English parliament had started to enforce taxes on the Colonists. A major tax was the Stamp Act in 1765. The Stamp Act required that all paper products had to have an English stamp on them.
Why were taxes imposed on columnists? To pay the costs of Britain's defense of the colonies against the French. What's the Boston Tea Party? A direct action[->0] by colonists in Boston[->1], a town in the British colony of Massachusetts[->2], against the British government[->3] and the monopolistic East India Company[->4] that controlled all the tea imported into the colonies. What is the Supremecy Clause?
The colonist acted numerous times to protest against the taxes. Also, there were a group of people known as the Son’s of Liberty whose purpose was to protest whenever needed no matter what it was. The Son’s of Liberty was responsible for “The Boston Tea Party”. This led to violence in the 1760s known as the “Boston Massacre” where the British Soldiers killed five colonists and shot at an angry mob. Additionally, there were battles that included American soldiers and British soldiers at Lexington Concord before the war started.