Skip to comments.The Tea Party Was Born Under This Flag
Posted on 12/15/2011 9:22:58 AM PST by John Parker
The Tea Party Was Born Under This Flag America's First Flag
The Liberty Tree Flag
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Influential patriots like Sam Adams and John Hancock were part of this group of early protesters of British rule. They met often beneath the sheltering branches of this great American Elm, known throughout the colonies as the "Liberty Tree". To see a photo of the flag visit http://libertytreesociety.org/Liberty_Tree_Flag.html
It was at one such meeting in 1773 that they planned the Tea Party, an act of rebellion which soon became a revolution. Overhead flew the "Liberty Tree Flag" . When the British troops evacuated Boston they cut down the "Liberty Tree" but the "rebellious stripes" survived to this day. They are on display by the Bostonian Society at the Old State House, 206 Washington St. in Boston, Mass.
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