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  • Darret B. Rutman's "Winthrop’s Boston: A Portrait of a Puritan Town"

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    Winthrop’s Boston: A Portrait of a Puritan Town, 1630 - 1649 by Darret B. Rutman was published by Norton Library in 1965. This non-fiction novel tells the story of John Winthrop settling and setting up the colony of Boston. Rutman also shows what Winthrop had ideally thought of the task and the actuality of the situation. Body Rutman’s main purpose for writing this book was to show the differences between what Winthrop thought his American life would be, and what it turned out to be. Winthrop’s

  • Boston Tea Party

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    The famous stories of the Boston Tea Party refer to the Sons of liberty stalking up to a British ship and throwing chests of tea overboard. Even though this is not completely accurate, the story behind the Boston tea party helped to shape the new world. The Tea Act was the final straw of a long list of taxes and laws that Great Britain implemented on the colonists that led to the Boston Tea Party and eventually led to the American Revolution. At the start of 1754, Great Britain had acquired large

  • The Boston Tea Party

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    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

  • The Boston Massacre: The Causes Of The Revolutionary War

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    Though the Revolutionary War did not officially begin until 1776, those killed in the Boston Massacre could arguably be called the first casualties of the War. But before discussing the actions taken during that fatal night, one must discuss the events leading up to the Boston Massacre which caused the killings to occur. The Sugar Act of 1764 was a rebirth of the Molasses Act of 1733. British parliament realized that the Molasses Act, which was a high tax on the molasses being imported to the

  • The People of Boston and Their Connection to God

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    Because of the destroying angel standing over the Town, a day of prayer is needed that we may prepare to meet our God.'' – Cotton Mather, 1721 April 22nd, 1721: Boston is one of the biggest cities in colonial America with a population of 12,000 Puritans. The Puritans, constituting all of the population, were severe and took their convictions very seriously, and unless you wished to be hanged, whipped, or exiled, your best option was to conform and keep any differing beliefs to yourself. Of course

  • The Boston Tea Party Essay

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    The known story of the acts committed during the Boston tea party refers to Sons of liberty stalking up to a British ship and throwing chests of tea overboard. Even though this is not completely accurate, the story behind the Boston tea party forms the shaping of the new world. The Tea Act was the final straw of a long list of taxes and laws that Great Britain implemented on the colonist’s that led to the Boston Tea Party and eventually led to the American Revolution. In the start of 1754 Great Britain

  • The Boston Tea Party

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    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

  • The Boston Police Strike

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    The Boston Police Strike In 1919, there was a general agreement that the Boston policemen had a great deal to complain about. They disliked their hours, working conditions and most importantly, their salary. After getting a raise in 1913, the policemen had asked for another raise in 1917 to compensate for the high wartime inflation. By the time the officers had finally received that raise, the buying power of that extra money had gone down so low that the policemen were still having problems

  • The Destruction Of The Boston Tea Party

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    small merchants in Boston, Philadelphia, New York and Charleston, they were determined that none of the tea would be landed. On the other locations, it was either seized and kept by the custom officials or was returned to Britain, except in Boston. In Boston, the Patriots were so enraged that they deliberately threw about 340 chests of leaf tea into the harbor. Today the incident, initially referred to as “the Destruction of the Tea in Boston” by John Adams, is well known as the Boston Tea Party. It is

  • No Discipline by the British Soldiers Created the Boston Massacre

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    The Boston Massacre On March 5, 1770, colonists were taunting a British sentry outside the Customs House. This was common for a day in colonized America. However, this day was more meaningful than any other before. The British sentry retaliated causing a considerable mob of colonists to get involved. Then some more British came to aid their comrade. Amid the chaos, the British fired their muskets into the crowd killing five and injuring three. This would later be referred to as the Boston Massacre