The Boston Tea Party

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RUNNING HEAD: The Boston Tea Party 2 During the last half of the 18th century of The American Revolution, which was transpired when thirteen colonies in North America joined together to break free from the British Empire, merging to become the United States of America. The destruction of tea which is known as the Boston Tea Party was one of the key events in the growth of the American Revolution. The Boston Tea Party occurred by Americans during their separation from British Colonies, gaining freedom and independence. In 1775, the Boston Tea Party originated from two issues which involved the British Empire: financial problems of the British East India Company, and a constant dispute about the extent of the Parliament’s authority. The attempt to resolve these issues by the North Ministry resulted in a revolution. (The American Revolution: Writings from the War of Independence (2001), Library of America, 880pp) During the 17th century, the Europeans acquired a taste for tea which rival companies were created to import the tea from China. The Parliament in England, gave the East India Company the control of the importation of the tea in 1968. The Tea became very popular in the British colonies which caused the Parliament to remove foreign competition by passing a Tea Act in 1721 which required that colonies to import their tea from Great Britain and nowhere else. 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, (2002) RUNNING
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