The Boston Tea Party Essay

836 Words Nov 29th, 2014 4 Pages
The Boston Tea Party has always been interesting to me. I always used to think of it as something that was comical when told this story in elementary history, with colonists dressing up as Native Americans and throwing tea into Boston Harbor. It never seemed like a serious thing to me until I aged a little and realized the true meaning behind these acts, I feel as though I would’ve been a part of it. The other reason why I picked this site is due to the fact that I’ve always been the type of person who needs to have reliable websites because I know that there is a lot of misinformation out there, so choosing websites that are well-known or a university website are always a must. I also know the history channel is a reliable place to learn about the past, so this website was perfect for my final Internet review.
The British had just gotten out of the Seven Year’s War and was deep in debt. They saw America as a source of revenue and enacted the Stamp Act, which was “the first direct, internal tax that it had ever levied on the colonists.” The Stamp Act was later repealed, but it was just the start of the taxation on colonists. Because of the colonist’s distrust of the British Parliament, they either stopped drinking tea or drank smuggled Dutch tea. This in turn created an economic hardship for the East India Company. Parliament then passed the Tea Act, which allowed the company to ship directly to the colonies without first going through England.
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