Skip to comments.Today's the anniversary of the original Tea Party
Posted on 12/16/2013 5:10:49 PM PST by grumpygresh
The Boston Tea Party (initially referred to by John Adams as "the Destruction of the Tea in Boston") was a nonviolent political protest by the Sons of Liberty in Boston, on December 16, 1773. Disguised as American Indians, the demonstrators destroyed the entire supply of tea sent by the East India Company in defiance of the American boycott of tea carrying a tax the Americans had not authorized. They boarded the ships and threw the chests of tea into Boston Harbor, ruining the tea. The British government responded harshly and the episode escalated into the American Revolution.
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I have read that the men who participated in the raid paid for the tea they destroyed so that it could not be said that they were vandalizing other people’s property.
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Thanks for posting that... I never actually read that account.
Interesting how they gave political leadership the opportunity to prevent this, but the guy hid. Also, good to read of the vultures trying to take unspoiled tea for their personal use.
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