Boston Tea Party

Today is the day, in 1773, that started the ball rolling for our Independence from England.  If the Boston Tea Party had not happened we would all be driving on the other side of the road and tea would be more popular than coffee.

In case you need your memory jogged, a group of Massachusetts colonists disguised as Mohawk Indians boarded three British tea ships and dumped 342 chests of tea into the Boston Harbor to protest British Parliament’s Tea Act of 1773. This bill was designed to save the faltering East India Company by greatly lowering its tea tax and granting it a virtual monopoly on the American tea trade.  Read more here.

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Another option is to watch this great rendition of an important moment in history from the “Schoohouse Rock” series of the 1970’s!!

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