Question: What started the Boston Tea Party?

What was the tax that caused the Boston Tea Party?

The Stamp Act of 1765 taxed colonists on virtually every piece of printed paper they used, from playing cards and business licenses to newspapers and legal documents. The Townshend Acts of 1767 went a step further, taxing essentials such as paint, paper, glass, lead and tea.

What was the cause and effect of the Boston Tea Party?

The cause of the Boston Tea Party was the colonists didnt want taxed tea. The effect was the Sons of Liberty dressed up as Mohawk Indians and dumped all the tea of three ships when they brought a new supply to the colonists.

Did the Boston Tea Party start a war?

The Boston Tea Party was the key-event for the Revolutionary War. With this act, the colonists started the violent part of the revolution. It was the first try of the colonists, to rebel with violence against their own government. Then they (the government) passed taxes on lead, paint, paper and tea.

What were the negative effects of the Boston Tea Party?

The main effect of the Boston Tea Party was that it angered the British and made them crack down even harder on the Patriots in Boston. This, in turn, made the Patriots even more angry at the British. So the longer term effect was that the Tea Party made the Revolution more likely.

Is tea taxed in America?

The Tea Act, passed by Parliament on May 10, 1773, granted the British East India Company Tea a monopoly on tea sales in the American colonies. The passing of the Tea Act imposed no new taxes on the American colonies. The tax on tea had existed since the passing of the 1767 Townshend Revenue Act.

Can you swim in Boston beaches?

The majority of Boston area beaches are accessible by public transit and most have sandy shorelines. Waters here are warm enough for swimming and/or recreational activities. There are plenty of clean and clear freshwater lakes perfect for swimming, boating, fishing and camping throughout the state.

How did the Boston Massacre end?

Eight soldiers, one officer, and four civilians were arrested and charged with murder, and they were defended by future U.S. President John Adams. Six of the soldiers were acquitted; the other two were convicted of manslaughter and given reduced sentences.

How much did the tea cost in 1773?

The amount of tea dumped into the harbor would make 24,000,000 cups of tea. Today, that much tea would cost about $1,000,000.00!

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