The Boston Tea Party



The Boston Tea party was in Boston, Massachusetts in 1773. In the fight between the Americans and the British on whether the Americans should be free or not, British Parliament passed the Townshend Acts, but took it back and left the tea tax. The colonists were very angry about this. When 3 cargo ships all carrying tea from England arrived in a harbor in Boston, a group of colonists disguised as Native Americans, boarded the ships on the night of December 16, 1773, and began throwing the tea over the sides of the ships into the water.
During the Boston Tea Party, over 300 chests of tea were thrown off the ships and into the harbor from the 3 British ships. The amount of tea that was thrown into the water rose so high that the pile was higher than the boat’s decks.

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