Consignees, or special agents, were appointed in Boston, New York City, Philadelphia, and Charleston to receive and sell the tea. Hancock and the other colonists wanted to do something about the new taxes that Parliament was burdening them with. The Boston Tea Party is also important for its inspiration, not only to Americans but to other rebels against injustice around the world. Dear student, I apologize for my brevity. In some cases, this involved donning what may have been elaborately prepared costumes. In the weeks to come, we will learn about the consequences of the Boston Tea Party and what this meant for the colonies. They agreed to send a message to the customs house at the harbor saying that the ships would not be paid for the tea.
Also known as American Rebels or Whigs, the group spear-headed a lot of activities both small scale and big scale to protest against their tormenters. A handful of colonists may have gone too far. While there was a lot of anger and resentment, history shows that the colonists had held many organized meetings to discuss the events that were unfolding in their cities. The museum features two replica ships of the period, Eleanor and Beaver. To edit this worksheet, click the button below to signup it only takes a minute and you'll be brought right back to this page to start editing! Whigs, sometimes calling themselves Sons of Liberty, began a campaign to raise awareness and to convince or compel the consignees to resign, in the same way that stamp distributors had been forced to resign in the 1765 Stamp Act crisis. The Boston Tea Party was not the first act of harmless rebellion. The precise location of the Griffin's Wharf site of the Tea Party has been subject to prolonged uncertainty; a comprehensive study places it near the foot of Hutchinson Street today's Pearl Street.
Introduction The Boston Tea Party was one of the main events leading to the American Revolution. The incident resulted in a similar effect in America when news of the Boston Tea Party reached London in January and Parliament responded with a series of acts known collectively in the colonies as the Intolerable Acts. Britons and British Americans agreed that, according to the constitution, could not be of their elected representatives. The severe had drastically reduced the revenue of the East India Company from India bringing the Company to the verge of bankruptcy and the Tea Act of 1773 was enacted to help the East India Company. When tea became popular in the British colonies, Parliament sought to eliminate foreign competition by passing an act in 1721 that required colonists to import their tea only from Great Britain. They were led by Samuel Adams.
Travel back in time and find out what happens through this Boston Tea Party webquest. More importantly, the tax collected from the Townshend duty was used to pay the salaries of some colonial governors and judges. This area was once under water, but today is a corner of a busy street. The act was successful in other states with the exception of Boston, where Governor Hutchinson and his sons all consignees , stood firm on following the Tea Act. Lastly, they promoted other brands and alternatives for tea. The North ministry's solution was the Tea Act, which received the of on May 10, 1773. Each act was met with resistance.
The British response to the Boston Tea Party was to impose even more stringent policies on the Massachusetts colony. In Boston, Governor Thomas Hutchinson, a pro-British Loyalist, demanded that the ships be allowed to dock and that colonial merchants pay the duties on the cargo. Stamp acts were very successful in raising funds in Great Britain, but the case for the colonies returned results from the opposite side of the pole. New York: The New Press, 2004. But North did not want to give up the revenue from the Townshend tax, primarily because it was used to pay the salaries of colonial officials; maintaining the right of taxing the Americans was a secondary concern. The Intolerable Acts were viewed as a violation of constitutional rights, , and colonial charters, and united many colonists throughout America, exemplified by the calling of the in September 1774.
This act restored the East India Company's full refund on the duty for importing tea into Britain, and also permitted the company, for the first time, to export tea to the colonies on its own account. The Boston tea part meant that the Americans would throw off over 350 chests of Ceylon tea that would cost over 12 thousand British pounds. This Morning a Man of War sails. In Britain, even those politicians considered friends of the colonies were appalled and this act united all parties there against the colonies. The tea was one of the most important commodities during the colonial times and the British believed that the Americans would live with the new tax and accept the British control rather than non-comply and avoid tea Zinn, 48. In England, Parliament gave the East India Company a monopoly on the importation of tea in 1698.
Samuel Adams: America's Revolutionary Politician. The Americans decided to resist the troops and that laid way to the revolutionary war. As an act of showing how upset they were about the new tax imposed on tea or in other words, as a way of showing the British a piece of their mind , the colonists in Massachusetts decided to throw 342 trunks of tea into the Boston Harbor. The convened in the autumn of 1774 and approved a general boycott of British goods. This worksheet can be edited by Premium members using the free Google Slides online software. They resisted drinking tea taxed by the government.
Another possible solution for reducing the growing mound of tea in the East India Company warehouses was to sell it cheaply in Europe. American colonists responded with protests and coordinated resistance by convening the First Continental Congress in September and October of 1774 to petition Britain to repeal the Intolerable Acts. They started smuggling tea from other countries. To make a fortune, many rival companies sought tea leaves from the orient and imported it to the West. During the raid of the three ships where all the tea was thrown into the harbor, the masked men doing the deed were careful not to damage anything except for the tea. It was in a way, a move that hit two birds with one stone.