Passage 2A: Boston Tea Party



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Passage 2A: Boston Tea Party
in the late 1700s the British Parliament set out a series of tax laws that upset the colonists. The colonists were already paying taxes to there elected representatives at home.They had no elected representatives in Parliament and fealt they should not pay taxes to Great Britain.

The Sugar Act was enacted 1764. This placed a tax on all shugir and wine that was shipped to the colonies from any country otter than Great britain. The British Parliament sent collectors to search all incoming ships for taxable goods. The Stamp Act came next 1765. This act placed a tax on all printed-paper goods,including newspapers and books. these two acts, along with other developments, contributed to the growing unrest among the colonists,


When three ships aryfed in Boston with a supply tea, the British governor demanded the tax be paid before the ships were unloaded and would not allow them to be sent back. After a standoff that lasted for days, a group of colonists headed down to the harbor on december 16 1773. The colonists boarded the and threw the tea into the Boston Harbor. This event is known as the Boston Tea Party and was the culmination of the colonists displeasure with “taxation without representation. It a notable event that lead up to the american Revolutionary War.



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