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The Effects Of The Boston Tea Party

What was the Boston Tea Party? To be put simply, the Boston Tea Party was an act of defiance by the colonists. To know why the colonists decided to have the Boston Tea Party, we must know the enemy. King George III, king of England at the time, was born to Frederick, Prince of Wales, and Princess Augusta of Saxe-Gotha in 1738. A member of the Hanover dynasty, which ruled England for almost two centuries, George III was king of Great Britain during some of the nation’s most tumultuous years, including those of the American Revolutionary War. King George was born and raised in England, unlike his grandfather and great-grandfather. King George was one of the longest reigning British Monarchs. Did you know that he suffered from an illness that brought on a mental breakdown? During his rule, King George had numerous amounts of mental problems. Though his aides tried to hide his illness, he was given the nickname, “Mad King George.” His problems attributed to the illness called porphyria, symptoms include: nervous system dysfunction, water-electrolyte imbalance, and mental…show more content…
The aim of the legislation was to restore order in Massachusetts and punish the colonists for their tea party. Passed in the Coercive Acts as a result of the colonists’ disobedience included the Boston Port Act. This closed the port of Boston until all damages were paid for. Second, the Massachusetts Government Act, which restricted Massachusetts; democratic town meetings and turned the governor’s council into an appointed body. Third, The Administration of Justice Act, which made British officials immune to criminal prosecution in Massachusetts. Finally, The Quartering Act, which required colonists to house and quarter British troops on demand, including in their private homes as a last resort. The Boston Tea Party was quite a revolutionary act. With something as big as it was, there was quite a bit of
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