On Boston Tea Party Day, we would like to commemorate the political protest that took place on December 16, 1773. The grandiose events of those years are known not only in the countries involved in the conflict, but throughout the world!
In the 18th century, America was largely dependent on England. The duties that the United States paid for goods imported into the state were huge. The sums went to the upkeep of the army. Despite attempts to change the situation, the lords refused any proposals. Britain won the seven-year war with France in 1763 by cutting military spending. However, the duties were not canceled – the price of tea increased significantly!
In 1773, the “Tea Law” was issued, allowing the East India Organization to sell goods in the North Atlantic colonies at a lower cost compared to the tea shops in Great Britain. The colonists were not happy. The revolutionary alliance “Sons of Liberty” called for the cessation of the activities of tea intermediaries. The first tea ship to enter Boston Harbor was greeted by revolutionaries dressed as Indians – the tea was thrown overboard.
The British leadership decided not to leave their deeds unanswered, closed the port and tried to eradicate the unrest. However, it achieved a revolt of the colonies fighting for independence. In 1776, an independent union state was formed – it was a real holiday!
Did you know that:
- On the ship “Dartmouth” 45 tons of tea was destroyed.
- Smugglers also took part in the protests.
- 3 years after the confrontation, America gained independence.
How to take part
Find out more about historical events at Boston Tea Party Day. Get to know the events that will take place in your city. Share your opinion about the protests on social networks and discuss with your friends!
When is Boston Tea Party Day celebrated in 2023?
Boston Tea Party Day is observed on December 16 each year.