This Day In History: Massachusetts Colonists Protest Tax with the Boston Tea Party (1773)

Massachusetts Colonists Protest Tax with the Boston Tea Party (1773)

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This British cartoon depicting the Intolerable...

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In 1773, American colonists led by Samuel Adams dressed as Native Americans and threw hundreds of chests of tea from three British ships into Boston Harbor. The action was taken to prevent the payment of a British tax on tea and to protest the British monopoly of the colonial tea trade authorized by the Tea Act. In retaliation, Parliament passed the Intolerable Acts, which further united the colonies against the British. What American founding father called for the cost of the tea to be repaid? More… Discuss

In those time there was an impracticable barrier between the tyrant and the oppressed (naturally, The Atlantic Ocean).  Are there any barriers today?

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