This was to be achieved by greatly lowering its tea tax and allowing it a domination on the American tea trade. Many colonists saw the act as another example of taxation dictatorship. In a response to the Tea Act, revolutionary colonists in Massachusetts planned the "Boston Tea Party." The colonist disguised themselves as Native Americans, snuck onto British Import Ships, and dumped all the tea into Boston Harbor. England was extremely upset by the Boston Tea Party and other deliberate acts of destruction of British property.
They were tired of the way they were being treated. So with a little persuasion from Samuel Adams, they devised a plan to rebel. The plan was to go to the Boston Harbor, and... ... middle of paper ... ...n of Independence. The Boston Tea Party was directly and indirectly responsible for America’s independence. America didn’t receive its independence simply because a few angry colonists decided to go throw some tea into the Boston Harbor.
In Boston, in the so-called Boston Tea Party, a group of citizens dumped cargoes of tea from British ships into Boston Harbor. In retaliation, Parliament passed the Coercive Acts in 1774-Intolerable Acts called the by the colonists-which were designed to punish Massachusetts and demonstrate Parliament's sovereignty. The Virginia assembly called for a meeting of representatives from the 13 colonies and Canada to consider joint action against the encroachments on colonial rights. The meeting, known as the First Continental Congress, took place i... ... middle of paper ... ...control of other settlements in the state. The Americans, however, established control over the entire region north of the Ohio Valley.
There is a common misconception that the sole cause of the American Revolutionary War was the taxes imposed on the colonies by Britain. If a closer look is taken at the history of the Americas, however, it is easy to see that idea of freedom had been pulsing through the colonies for years. Just how did His Majesty King George III lose his American colonies? The answer is a chain of events stringing from the French and Indian war to the day George Washington handed over his troops to the Continental Congress, officially ending the War for Independence. Before the French and Indian War, Britain had used a system of Salutary Neglect with the colonies, giving them a sense of freedom.
The Act stated they must use stamped paper for printing bills, legal documents, and playing cards. England saw these acts as needed to cover the expense for the soldiers protecting the colonies; the Americans did not feel the soldier’s needed to be in the New World and hated the taxes. The Prime Minister claimed that the Colonists were represented in the parliament: each member stood for the empire as a whole. The acts imposed by England to control and monitor America only succeeded in helping with t... ... middle of paper ... ...as the Battle of Lexington, the first in a series of wars in a span of eight-years between the colonist and Britain. In January of 1776, Thomas Payne published Common Sense; a letter that stated kingship is hazardous to liberty and is undemocratic.
In 1773, the Tea Act placed taxes on tea, threatening the power of the colonies. The colonies, however, fought back by pouring expensive tea into the Boston harbor in an event now known as the Boston Tea Party. The enraged Parliament quickly passed the Intolerable Acts, shutting down the port of Boston and taking control over the colonies.
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. Bitter feelings toward Parliament were heightened when this act was passed. By enforcing the Tea Act and the Intolerable Acts, Parliament had taken away much freedom, g... ... middle of paper ... ...r fellow citizens from threat. General Thomas Gage was informed of these preparations in Boston and took action to seize the rebel leaders, which ultimately resulted in the first battle of the Revolution. The British did not hesitate to act aggressively towards the colonists, which was a central reason behind all the underlying tensions that led to bloody conflicts.
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.
Second, the company chose to give exclusive privileges to certain merchants for the sale of their tea. Third, the Tea Act revived... ... middle of paper ... ...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.
This made it easier for the Amer... ... middle of paper ... ...ary rule in Massachusetts, and made British officials unable to be charged with a crime in America. It also required colonists to house British troops (The Boston Tea Party). The goal of the Intolerable Acts was to segregate the radicals in Massachusetts. Although, the 13 colonies did move onward and ended up establishing the Continental Congress. A decision was then made to boycott all British goods (Raphael).