The Boston tea party took place in a small town in Boston by colonists against the British government and King George III. On May 10th 1773, The British parliament authorized the East India Corporation to send a half a million tea to the colonists of America for selling it.
Boston tea party happened on Dec 16th 1773, a group of American colonists approached three British ships in Boston harbor, and the men were disguised as Indians. Their mission was to destroy the tea on every ship to protest on the British tax for the colonists. The Boston tea party was about growing friction between the colonists and Britain.
In 1773 parliament passed the Tea Act, this required the ...view middle of the document...
America uses sugar to make rum and rum was one of the major products of the American economy. By British plans rum was going to be more expensive so the Americans objected. By Americans objection on sugar tax, the parliament repealed the sugar act in 1776 but decided to add taxes to other products. In 1765 government issued the Stamp Act that required all documents and printing materials, even playing cards need to have a stamp that they needed to pay for like other previous taxes that needed to be paid in valid British currency, not in colonial paper money.
George Washington said “Stamp Act imposed by the colonies on the parliament of the Great Britain, is an ill judge measure. Parliament has no right to put his hands into our pockets without our consent.” 1
Stamp Act was repealed but unfortunately in 1767 British came up with Townshed Acts which taxed essential imports such as glass, paper and tea. Townshed Act was more tax to be paid and Americans realized that they can repeal Townshed Act as well as Stamp Act by protesting.
The British repealed Townshed Act but there was something new which was the Tea Act which gave the British tea merchants a big advantage in colonial market.
On December 16th 1773, the colonists dumped 90,000 pounds of tea in the Boston harbor. In response to the Boston tea party, British parliament passed the Intolerable Acts which closed the port of Boston and put Massachusetts under the control of the British government.
The British believed that they are the people who govern in America. They were proud to be British colonists; they were proud not to be French, Dutch or Spanish and to have 450 years of taxing products and governed themselves. They behaved like English men by them were governing America and living in America.
On April 19th 1775, American Revolution began with a shot at Lexington and Concord.
The British troops were met by the Militia at the town of Lexington. The British opened fire onto the Militia. When the British arrived to Concord they were force to go back to Boston.
On April 20th 1775, the Militia put Boston under Siege. The second congress met and they voted to adopt the Militia from the continental army. On June 14 George Washington was elected as a commander in chief.
While congress met the British tried to break out of Boston. On June 17th the British attacked Bunker. The Americans protected their ground until they ran out of ammunition. On July 3rd, George Washington took command of the American army. George Washington sent a 25 year old book seller to Boston to bring the artillery from Fort Ticonderoga, meanwhile, two armies one under command of Benedict Arnold and the other under command of Richard Montgomery invaded Canada. They captured Montreal.
In February 1776 the young book seller arrived with the artillery, Washington had it stationed on Dorchester Heights. The British commander,...