Boston Tea Party 1773
The Boston Tea Party was a direct action by
colonists in Boston, a town in the British colony of Massachusetts,
against the British government.
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Boston Tea Party 1773?
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After officials in Boston refused to return three shiploads of taxed tea
to Britain, a group of colonists boarded the ships and destroyed the tea
by throwing it into Boston Harbor.
What was the date of the event?
- March 16, 1773
- July 16, 1773
- October 16, 1773
- December 16, 1773
The Tea Party was the culmination of a resistance movement throughout
British America against the Tea Act, which had been passed by the British
Parliament in 1773.
England, Parliament gives a company the monopoly on the importation of tea
What is the company with
- North America Tea Company
- East India Company
- West India Company
- Churchill-Jerome Tea Company
Controversy between Great Britain and the colonies arose in the 1760s when
Parliament sought, for the first time, to directly tax the colonies for
the purpose of raising revenue.
1773, seven ships are sent to American ports. Four ships are sent to
NOT one of the ports where a ship is sent?
- New York
Who urges his fellow countrymen to oppose the
landing of the tea, because the cargo contained "the seeds of slavery".
- John Henry
- George Washington
- John Morgan
- Benjamin Rush
When the tea ship Dartmouth arrived in the Boston Harbor in late
November, Whig leader Samuel Adams calls for a mass meeting to be held at
Because of the huge crowd,
where is the meeting held?
- Old South Meeting House
- Boston Town Meeting Hall
- Old Town Church
- Our Lord Church
group of 30 to 130 men, some of them thinly disguised as Mohawk Indians,
boarded the three vessels and, over the course of three hours, dumped all
342 chests of tea into the water.
In the colonies,
who states that the destroyed tea must be
repaid, all 90,000 pounds.
- Benjamin Franklin
- Alexandra Hamilton
- Aaron Burr
- John Roberts
In February, 1775, Britain passed the Conciliatory Resolution which ended
taxation for any colony which satisfactorily provided for the imperial
defense and the upkeep of imperial officers. The Tea Act was
repealed with the Taxation of Colonies Act 1778.