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  From revolution to reconstruction: Essays: Boston Teaparty: Boston Teaparty
In an effort to save it, the government passed the Tea Act of 1773, which gave the company the right to export its merchandise directly to the colonies without paying any of the regular taxes that were imposed on the colonial merchants, who had traditionally served as the middlemen in such transactions.
In Boston, the agents refused to resign and, with the support of the royal governor, preparations were made to land incoming cargoes regardless of opposition.
In these four acts of 1774, Parliament closed the port of Boston, drastically reduced the powers of selfgovernment in the colony, permitted royal officers to be tried in other colonies or in England when accused of crimes, and provided for the quartering of troops in the colonists' barns and empty houses.
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 The Boston Tea Party, 1773
Tea was a staple of colonial life - it was assumed that the colonists would rather pay the tax than deny themselves the pleasure of a cup of tea.
We then were ordered by our commander to open the hatches and take out all the chests of tea and throw them overboard, and we immediately proceeded to execute his orders, first cutting and splitting the chests with our tomahawks, so as thoroughly to expose them to the effects of the water.
In about three hours from the time we went on board, we had thus broken and thrown overboard every tea chest to be found in the ship, while those in the other ships were disposing of the tea in the same way, at the same time.
www.eyewitnesstohistory.com /teaparty.htm   (0 words)

  
 UK Tea Council : Tea 4 You : The Boston Tea Party
Nowadays tea is thoroughly associated with the British, and taking time for a cup of tea is considered by millions to be a moment of calm and enjoyment in our hectic lives.
This was the infamous Boston Tea Party, a protest against tea duties in December 1773 that sparked off the American War of Independence and so eventually led to the United States of America becoming an independent nation instead of a group of British colonies.
Thus in 1773 the Tea Act was passed, granting the Company’s wish, and allowing a duty of 3d per lb to be levied on the exports to America.
www.tea.co.uk /index.php?pgId=38   (1792 words)

  
  Boston Tea Party - MSN Encarta
Boston Tea Party, incident on December 16, 1773, when a group of citizens in Boston, Massachusetts, dumped tea into Boston Harbor.
Led by Samuel Adams, the citizens of Boston would not permit the unloading of three British ships that arrived in Boston in November 1773 with 342 chests of tea.
Known as the Intolerable Acts, the laws closed the port of Boston to trade; curtailed the powers of the Massachusetts assembly and local town meetings; provided for the housing of troops in private houses; and exempted British officials from trial in Massachusetts.
encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761565150/Boston_Tea_Party.html   (469 words)

  
  Boston Tea Party - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
On Thursday, December 16, 1773, the evening before the tea was supposed to be landed, the Sons of Liberty, three groups of 50 Boston residents each organized by Samuel Adams, burst from the Old South Meeting House and headed toward Griffin's Wharf, dressed as Mohawks.
The Boston Tea Party eventually proved to be one of the many causes that led to the American Revolution.
At the very least, the Boston Tea Party and the reaction that followed served to rally support for revolutionaries in the thirteen colonies who were eventually successful in their fight for independence.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Boston_Tea_Party   (627 words)

  
 NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Boston Tea Party   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Boston Tea Party was a protest by the American colonists against Great Britain in which they destroyed many crates of tea on ships in Boston Harbor.
The Boston Tea Party was a political protest by Boston, Massachusetts residents against the British parliament.
On December 16, 1773, the night before the tea was due to be landed, the Sons of Liberty, a group of about 60 local Boston residents, possibly organized by Samuel Adams, burst from the South Meeting House and headed toward Griffin's Wharf, dressed as Mohawks.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Boston-Tea-Party   (1711 words)

  
 Boston Tea Party - Wikipedia
Boston Tea Party ist die Bezeichnung für ein Vorkommnis im Hafen der (heute) US-amerikanischen Stadt Boston am 15.
Diese beinhalteten die Schließung des Hafens von Boston und die Einschränkung der Freiheiten der Kolonien, insbesondere diejenigen von Massachusetts.
Die „Boston Tea Party“ ist auch Thema des Romans Johnny Tremain.
de.wikipedia.org /wiki/Boston_Tea_Party   (828 words)

  
 The American Revolution (The Boston Tea Party)
On the day preceding the seventeenth, there was a meeting of the citizens of the county of Suffolk, convened at one of the churches in Boston, for the purpose of consulting on what measures might be considered expedient to prevent the landing of the tea, or secure the people from the collection of the duty.
During the time we were throwing the tea overboard, there were several attempts made by some of the citizens of Boston and its vicinity to carry off small quantities of it for their family use.
Another attempt was made to save a little tea from the ruins of the cargo by a tall, aged man who wore a large cocked hat and white wig, which was fashionable at that time.
theamericanrevolution.org /hevents/bteapart.asp   (1045 words)

  
 Boston's tea party - The Boston Globe
The cafe’s afternoon tea ($21.50-$25.50, depending the food items you choose) is all about the tea itself — the tea you drink, and the tea that’s used in preparation of many of the dishes, thanks to resident tea sommelier Cindy Gold.
The tea house is in the basement of the house next door to the studio, and we approach it through the studio’s backyard, which contains a picturesque Japanese garden complete with a wooden bridge and a small stream filled with bright orange fish.
Tea came to Japan from China, as did Zen Buddhism, so the use of the Chinese bowl is a symbolic tie to tea’s roots.
www.boston.com /ae/events/articles/2005/12/14/bostons_tea_party   (1219 words)

  
 Bullen Tea - The Boston Tea Party
The Boston Tea Party was a protest against Great Britain by the American colonists in which ships containing crates of tea were destroyed at the Boston Harbor.
The Boston Tea Party proved to be one of those that led to the American Revolution.
The Boston Tea Party proved to influence the consumption of tea in America.
www.bullentea.com /boston_tea_party.php   (576 words)

  
 LIBERTY! . Chronicle of the Revolution . Boston 1774 | PBS
King George III and Parliament responded decisively this week to The Boston Tea Party by closing the city port.
342 crates of tea were dumped into the ocean in response to a parliamentary act which imposed restrictions on the purchase of tea in the colonies.
The tea party, Franklin's roasting in Parliament and now the closing of Boston harbor exemplify the hardening of positions on both sides of the Atlantic.
www.pbs.org /ktca/liberty/chronicle_boston1774.html   (0 words)

  
 Boston Tea Party
The Boston Tea Party was not a party but a raid that happened in the Boston harbor.
The reason the Boston Tea Party happened was because the British government called, "The Parliament" put duties or taxes on some imported items (tea, for one) in America.
One: The local merchants that sold tea would be put out of business due to the tax on their tea, but the East India Company (a British trading company) would be able to sell theirs at a low price.
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 Boston Tea Party - Eyewitness Account
On the day preceding the seventeenth, there was a meeting of the citizens of the county of Suffolk, convened at one of the churches in Boston, for the purpose of consulting on what measures might be considered expedient to prevent the landing of the tea, or secure the people from the collection of the duty.
During the time we were throwing the tea overboard, there were several attempts made by some of the citizens of Boston and its vicinity to carry off small quantities of it for their family use.
Another attempt was made to save a little tea from the ruins of the cargo by a tall, aged man who wore a large cocked hat and white wig, which was fashionable at that time.
www.historyplace.com /unitedstates/revolution/teaparty.htm   (0 words)

  
 The Boston Tea Party
And when it came to the Boston Tea Party, Forbes notes, “No one invited George Robert Twelvetrees Hewes, but no one could have kept him home.” She quotes him as to the size of the raiding party, noting “Hewes says there were one hundred to a hundred and fifty ‘indians’” that night.
Rotch [a local tea seller], to whom the cargo of tea had been consigned, was then requested to demand of the governor to permit to pass the castle [return the ships to England].
In response to the Boston Tea Party, the British Parliament immediately passed the Boston Port Act stating that the port of Boston would be closed until the citizens of Boston reimbursed the East India Company for the tea they’d destroyed.
www.thomhartmann.com /teaparty.shtml   (0 words)

  
 Boston Tea Party
In 1773 Parliament passed the Tea Act, which gave the English East India Company a chance to avert bankruptcy by granting a monopoly on the importation of tea into the colonies.
The “Tea Party” was quickly restaged in other port cities in America and tended to polarize the sides in the widening dispute.
Related Resources: The Boston Tea Party The Boston Tea Party was an amusing and symbolic episode in American history, an example of how far Americans were willing to go to speak out for their freedom.
www.u-s-history.com /pages/h646.html   (0 words)

  
 The Boston Tea Party
This was a small tax on tea, but it was a very important point to the colonists.
The result was that merchant ships were unable to bring their wares to Boston, and colonists who made their living by fishing the waters of the Atlantic were no longer able to ply their trade.
The people of Boston began to fear that they would not be able to feed themselves or their families.
www.edhelper.com /ReadingComprehension_35_46.html   (0 words)

  
 Boston Tea Party Ship & Museum
The following brave men are historically said to have participated in the Boston Tea Party that cold December night in 1773.
The Boston Tea Party participants list is maintained by Historic Tours of America, Inc., based on research conducted by George A. Quintal, Jr., a noted Boston Tea Party historian and genealogical specialist who also serves as a historical consultant to HTA for the Boston Tea Party Museum Project.
Quintal has been researching the 1773 event and the life histories of Tea Party participants since 1975.
www.bostonteapartyship.com /participants.asp   (137 words)

  
 Boston Tea Party: 1773
The Boston Tea Party was a reaction to the Tea Act of 1773 that was passed by Parliament to save the British East India Company from bankruptcy.
The patriots decided to reject tea shipments and they demanded that tea ships be permitted to return to England without paying the duty required by law.
Thus, the Boston Tea Party marked the beginning of violence in the dispute between mother country and colonies.
www.thenagain.info /WebChron/USA/TeaParty.html   (372 words)

  
 Boston Tea Party
Since the tea would be sold at an extremely cheap rate by bypassing the traders, the wholesalers in America were going to be seriously affected.
Since British tea was already being boycotted because of the heavy duties on it, the Act in America was seen as a bribe from the British Authorities.
Plot Summary: Your mission is to visit the Boston Tea Party and retrieve one of the tomahawks used during the event.
members.tripod.com /~sbenoit/teaparty.html   (375 words)

  
 Where Was the Actual Boston Tea Party Site?
Labaree's The Boston Tea Party pp 121, 130, 133 concurs.
From this excellent Boston: History of the Landfills animated gif, it is shown to have occurred between 1806 and 1843.
This 1995 NPS map (snippet above) of Boston historic sights* showed the Boston Tea Party to have occurred at the intersection of Congress and Purchase Streets, one block further inland than that shown in the handbook map, above.
www.jrshelby.com /btp/index.htm   (3797 words)

  
 Boston Tea Party - New England Music Scrapbook
The Boston Tea Party is said to have opened on a bankroll of $3,000, which doesn't seem like anywhere near enough; but so many people were involved in getting the room up and running that, on opening night, they outnumbered the paying customers.
And while there were race riots in the streets of Boston (and around the country) because of the assassination, the Tea Party was I'm sure the only place in town where people of all colors came together to share that tragic day in peace.
In those years they were the house band for the Fillmore-like Boston Tea Party, a band that could fill the place on a week night; one that had an embarrassing tendency to blow headliners off the stage on weekends.
www.geocities.com /uridfm/b/teaparty.htm   (1528 words)

  
 Boston Museums - Boston Tea Party Ship Museum
The Boston Tea Party Ship and Museum commemorates the night of December 16, 1773, when a group of Boston Patriots stormed out of the Old South Meeting House and headed for the harbor, ready to take desperate measures in protest of the British tax on tea and other goods shipped to the Colonies.
The result was the famous Boston Tea Party, which culminated with the tossing of 342 crates of tea into the sea.
The Boston Tea Room will serve food to the general public during the day and be available for parties in the evenings.
www.bostonkids.net /boston_museums/bostonteapartymuseum.htm   (248 words)

  
 Boston Tea Party
The Boston Tea Party was a political protest by Boston, Massachusetts residents against the British government.
On December 16, 1773, the night before the tea was due to be landed, the Sons of Liberty, a group of about 60 local Boston residents organized by Samuel Adams, burst from the South Meeting House and boarded the Dartmouth, the Eleanor and the Beaver all dressed as Native Americans.
The Boston Tea Party was one event which led up to the American Revolutionary War.
www.fact-index.com /b/bo/boston_tea_party.html   (441 words)

  
 Boston Tea Party — Infoplease.com
The Boston Tea party revisited: Massachusetts boycotts Burma.
Boston Gift Show brings buyers to a tea party of a different kind: cruise Boston harbor after the first day of buying.
A Boston tea party for the 21st century: never lose sight of the importance and value of your franchisees.
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 WPI Department of Military Science - Boston Tea Party   (Site not responding. Last check: )
On May 10, 1773, parliament authorized the East India Tea Co to export a half a million pounds of tea to the American colonies for the purpose of selling it without imposing upon the company the usual duties and tariffs.
Fearing that the tea would be seized for failure to pay customs duties, and eventually become available for sale, Adams and the Boston Whigs arranged a solution.
England's response was the passing of the Intolerable Acts which precipitated the forming of the First Continental Congress to consider united resistance.
www.wpi.edu /Academics/Depts/MilSci/BTSI/abs_bostea.html   (216 words)

  
 Party Decorating - Tea Cakes and Teddy Bears, Massachusetts, Mass, MA
So whether you are having a formal tea party complete with elegant china cups, Victorian lace and silver tea pots or an informal country garden tea outdoors, simply adding the right accessories you can have a variety of ways of hosting your own tea parties!
For a more formal tea party, you can use embossed cards, placed on the table or in silver place card holders.
Choosing a centerpiece is very important to convey the theme for the party as well as adding color to the table.
www.teacakesandteddybears.com /TeaPartyDecor.htm   (989 words)

  
 An Eyewitness Account of the Boston Tea Party
Although the tea carried a tax that the colonists refused to pay, the Royal Governor of Massachusetts Thomas Hutchinson ordered that the ships should not return to England with their cargo but that the tea be unloaded.
Sixty years later, as one of the last surviving members of the Tea Party, he recalled the events of that night and his participation in that historic moment.
As a participant in the Boston Tea Party, here is George Hewes’ eyewitness account of that milestone event in Early America.
www.earlyamerica.com /review/2005_winter_spring/boston_tea_party.htm   (1086 words)

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