The Boston Tea Party

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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. The French and Indian War, otherwise known as the Seven Years’ War was an imperial war conflict between Great Britain and the French. “The French and Indian war resulted from the French and British interest in extending their countries land and influence in the frontier regions of North America.” Since the border between the French and British possessions was not well defined, they began to dispute over the upper territory of the Ohio River valley (modern day Pittsburg.) Sadly the war did not begin well for the British. In 1754, Lieutenant Colonel George Washington and his troops attempted to expel the French from Fort Necessity however they were outnumbered resulting in Washington’s surrender to the French. In 1755 the British regiments were once again defeated but this time they were led by General Edward Braddock who unfortunately died during an ambush on a failed expedition to capture Fort Duquesne. This continued until future Prime Minister William Pitt, boosted the British with victories at Louisburg, Fort Frontenac and the French-Canadian stronghold of Quebec. Not long after the Treaty of Paris (1763) was signed. The treaty... ... middle of paper ... ...clusion the Boston Tea party is one of the most iconic events in the history of the United States, but to consider the Boston tea party as an isolated event would be foolish. The Boston tea party was a brief incident among many, composing, economic, and political crisis that ultimately caused a revolution. These events consisted of The French and Indian war, the Stamp Act, the Townshend Revenue Act, the Tea Act, and of course the Boston Tea Party. The incident caused by the colonies infuriated the British government therefore as punishment parliament responded to the abuse with the Coercive Acts of 1774 . When the thirteen colonies once again decided to resist the British troops revolution spread. “We must all hang together, or assuredly we shall all hang separately.” This act later on lead to the American Revolutionary War, were years later independence was claimed.

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