Many people believe that the Boston Tea Party arose just because of the Tea Act that came into play in 1773, but in-fact, this major statement arose from two issues surrounding the British Empire in 1765. The first of the issues was that the British East India Company was at risk of going under and the Parliament was finding ways to bring it back. The second issue was that there was a continuing dispute about the extent of the Parliament’s authority. Many colonists believe that the Parliament went overboard with their power and the people were concerned about the future. Attempting to resolve these two major issues, the North Ministry only worsened the problem and produced a showdown that would eventually result in revolution.
...itish government. In Boston, the site of a bloody confrontation between British redcoats and Americans citizens less than 10 years before, emotions ran high. Boston was a center of agitation and finally on the night of December 16,1773, the course of world history was changed. A revolutionary event was on the horizon. As once patriot mournfully observed, “Our cause is righteous and I have no doubt of final success. But I see our generation, and perhaps out whole land, drown in blood.” (Liberty, 2) The rest is history.
Many arguments were made against independence that “when this war is proclaimed, all supplies from foreign parts will be cut off,” leaving the Colonies subject to the will of the Canadians and “to the numerous tribes of savages,” who would, without hesitation, seek revenge on the colonists (Leonard, 2, 3). Another argument that seems to neither support nor oppose the prospect of independence is that “a love of Freedom is a predominating feature which marks and distinguishes the whole,” implying that such a thirst for freedom as is present in the colonies could lead to its ruin (Burke, 2). But, when news of the Boston Massacre spread throughout the colonies, although quite exaggerated, had the effect of pouring fuel onto an unlit fire of kindling and gunpowder. The Boston Massacre occurred March 5, 1770, when British soldiers fired into a crowd of people after a Whig protest of merchants selling English goods. But, the spark that ignited the war did not come until four years later, when the continental congress addressed parliament for a repeal of the Coercive Acts that was blatantly ignored. When it became clear that there was to be no repeal, the colonists began to prepare for their war for independence which
The events before and after the Boston Tea Party, such as the vandalism of British property, the Boston massacre, and the colonists’ rebellious organizations were a major influence to the American Revolution because they were signs of revolt in the colonies, because they angered Britain, and because they united the colonies.
Most people have heard of The Boston tea party. When American patriots dressed as Mohawk Indians boarded the British ships in the Boston harbor and dumped all of the tea into the ocean. But what most people fail to realize is the great importance behind this protest. To fully understand a topic of history one must first acknowledge the actions behind it. The French and Indian war, the Stamp Act, the Townshend Revenue Act, as well as the Tea Act are all important catalysts of the legendary Boston tea party. Which is why we will discuss these topics before examining the events of the Boston tea party.
Imagine you are a merchant in Boston selling imported goods from England with a high tax on them, when three ships come in with 342 chests of tea without planning to pay the middleman tax. That's how it was for many merchants in Boston. The East India Tea Company went bankrupt due to the dropping rate of tea sales in America because of the increasing rate of smuggling. The government's lack of support, and the newly passed Tea Act, only kindled more resentment towards the British from the colonists. This finally resulted in approximately three groups of fifty men going aboard the three British ships and dumping the tea into the Boston Harbor. The Boston Tea Party was more an act towards self-government and displaying their rights rather a way to gain revenge at England.
George Hewes’ account of the Boston Tea Party is considered a firsthand account of this historically significant event. The Boston Tea Party took place the night of December 16, 1773. Three ships had arrived in Boston Harbor carrying Tea from the East India Tea Company. The Bostonians had were given a warning the cargo would be unloaded on December 17. Hewes recounts the events leading up to the Boston Tea Party including the actual attack on the ships and its aftermath. He provides a descriptive narrative, thus contributing to the historical context surrounding the Tea Party. This event as well as, the unfolding discord within the colonies provides the necessary spark to ignite the American Revolution.
On a cold December night, a group of townspeople stormed the ships in the Boston harbor and tossed 342 chests of tea into the ocean. This event is known by the Boston tea party, it was a protest of the colonists against the Tea Act which passed by the Parliament on May 10, 1773. This act granted the British East India Company Tea a monopoly on tea sales in the American colonies. Since the tea cargos were the only thing townspeople thrown overboard and they were really careful about the other things on the ship, they are sending a clear message: they are not going to pay the tax on tea. The colonists loved tea, they used it on daily basis. And it is
In order to save Britain's largest business, the East India Company, from going bankrupt, Parliament passed the Tea Act in May 1773 (Chapter 5). Although the Act lowered the prices, the Americans preferred the cheaper leaves that were illegally brought in from Holland (Chapter 5). Parliament allowed the East India Company to sell directly to American retailers, which cut out “middlemen” and it also eliminated duties that were paid in England (Chapter 5). Like all the other acts, the Tea Act was none other than a scheme for Parliament's support to tax colonists without any representation (Chapter 5). Another problem that occurred was that the act threatened to place powerful colonial merchants who smuggled Dutch tea, out of business (Chapter 5). This of course would not settle down well with the Americans considering their love for cheap Dutch tea. In the colonies, the colonists turned back the tea ships before any problems occured (Chapter 5). However, in Boston, Governor Hutchinson would not allow the ships carrying East India Company’s tea back to England (Chapter 5). The ships remained in Boston Harbor until a drastic event occurred. On December 16, 1773 a group of colonists men, dressed up as indians and dumped the tea over the Boston Harbor (Chapter 5). It was a reckless idea considering they were dumping tea worth than thousand euros (Chapter
So when Great Britain decided to only allow tea from the British East India Co. to be sold to the colonists, they felt cheated. This meant that this one company had control over prices, they could make it as high as they wanted. With high prices many could no longer afford the tea. It seemed Britain enjoyed having control over everything the colonists did. It’s almost like they craved it. And of course, the colonists despised it. They wanted to control what they did and who they got tea from and all these other silly little things that when you put them all together, they make a big enough reason to revolt. So the Sons of Liberty threw 342 chests of tea into the Boston Harbor at midnight. This night was one for the books because it showed that they are their own
The American Revolution changed history not only for the United States but for the world! The American Revolution started in 1765 and in 1783 the colonists in the Thirteen American Colonies rejected the British monarchy and aristocracy, overthrew the authority of Great Britain, and founded the United States of America. During the early years of the colony in 1765, members of American colonial society denied the authority of the British Parliament, and refused to allow them to tax them without colonial representatives in the government. During the following decade, protests by colonists (known as Patriots) continued to escalate.
On July 4th, the American colonies declared the independence of the Unite States, it was the result of the war between the American colonies and the Britain. A lot of people might have heard about the Boston Tea Party, a group of Americans dumped British tea into Boston Harbor, but many do not know how important it was, in fact, it was the first try of the colonists to rebel the British government with violence. The Boston Tea Party was the trigger of the American Independence War.
On December 16, 1773, 150 American colonists from Boston took a stand for their beliefs and raided three British ships to dump all of their tea in the harbor. The Tea Act was the reason for Boston colonists raiding the ships in what is known as the Boston Tea Party. The destruction of the tea in the Boston Tea Party was a result of several years of the British Parliament controlling the American Colonies. The British Parliament’s negative reaction to the Boston Tea Party created a domino effect that led into the American Revolution. The Boston Tea Party was a planned protest formed to show Britain that they had no right to tax them for their own profit. Several men dressed as Indian Mohawks and took control of the ships. They then broke open
One might wonder why I've choosen this topic well it's easy it seems that history has a weird sense of irony to it doesn't it. A long time in place not to uncommon from today we American's were being bullied by a systemical system of tyrant's who wanted absouletly no more then to just get there way and leave us shang highed thankfully we American's didn't back down. A governantce body of lords and commoners. Trying to make whatever profit they could by pushing their tea onto us.