Therefore, to have a voice, they dumped tea into the Boston harbor. The Boston Tea Party is a serious protest that impacts the American Revolution. This dreadful reaction was caused by vicious events. Since the British had gotten out of the Seven Years War, they were in serious debt. So, in hope of a solution, they decided to tax the colonies in order to save them from financial ruin.
Boston Tea Party - by m.ems The Boston Tea Party is considered to be the boiling point in a series of events leading up to the revolutionary war against the British. When a group of devout colonists, boarded British tea ships and unloaded their cargo into the Boston harbor, America would be changed forever. What was, at first, seen as an act of mischievous rebellion, turned out to be one of the most influential events in America’s revolutionary history. It not only crippled the already struggling British tea industry, but also, and more importantly, united the American people against British taxation and overall oppression. When the British increased taxes in America, the colonists responded with rebellious fury, most notably, the Boston Tea Party, but when Britain lashed back with even more force, it opened the eyes of Americans alike to the oppression they lived under.
As a result, they lowered the price of the tea and sent it to America for the colonists to buy. This was called the Tea Act. The colonists weren't stupid and immediately recognized it as a hidden tax. They were extremely outraged and a secret group called the Sons of Liberty got the idea of throwing out the tea into the Boston Harbor. The Boston Tea Party had a prodigious impact on the colonies politically, economically, and socially which altered the course set for America.
Colonists were well organized to be against British and their policies of acts involving tea. With the mistake of Lord North, and the allowance of the Tea Company being able to avoid paying duties and sell tea in America for less. Groups in Boston dumped all their property into the harbor rather then having to deal with any other confrontation and accept anything that lowered those standards from Britain. Tea became the symbol of British by their government. Boston was the middle of confrontation on the night of December 16th, 1773.
The Boston Tea Party Though out history many events are interpreted different ways. One of these events having multiple points of view is the beloved part of American history, the Boston Tea Party. Ever since we started school the Boston tea party has been viewed as a revolt by the freedom loving patriots, demonstrating against the oppressive British government by mobbing a ship and destroying numerous chests of tea and throwing the contents over board into the Boston harbor. After further research, it is found that there is more than one view on the matter, depending on where you stood. The more patriotic view point differed greatly from the view that the act was wholly self serving.
(http://www.bostonteapartyship.com/History.htm) However, the British government quickly enacted other laws designed to solve monetary problems. Each act was met with resistance. The Boston Tea Party was the final act of focused rage against a Parliamentary law. The Americans were well organized to resist new financial demands placed upon them by the British Parliament. In 1765 the secret organizations known as the Sons and the Daughters of Liberty were created to boycott British products.
Their answer was the Coercive Acts, also known as the Intolerable Acts in the Colonies. The first of these acts was the Boston Port Bill. This bill shut down the Boston Harbor, the livelihood of many Bostonians. It would not re-open until the tea that was dumped could be paid off. Another one of the Intolerable Acts was the Massachusetts Government Act, in which they had to hand their government over to royal officials.
There, all the colonists realized the first time, that they were treated wrong by the British government. It was an important step towards the independence dream, which was resting in the head of each colonist. They all flew from their mother country to start a new life in a new world, but the British government didn't gine them the possibility by controlling them. The causes for the Boston Tea Party 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.
Not only was it unjust, it showed that Parliament was biased when it came to raising revenue for the war debt. Furthermore, to the colonists, England only created taxes for the benefit of their own economy. Resistance from the colonists resulted in the Intolerable Acts as a consequence from the Boston Tea Party. Parliament had enforced the policies almost as revenge for the assets lost on valuable tea. The Intolerable Acts closed the port of Boston, drastically reduced self government power, and provided the colonists’ barns and houses for the quartering of troops.
The Boston Tea Party led to the creation of the US and the revolutionary war. Before any taxes were put on tea, the colonists had to deal with the Quartering and Sugar Act. They didn’t like it since it included the British invading their homes and belongings. They were taxed on multiple things. The colonists decided it would be a good idea to just boycott British goods.