Happy Boston Tea Party Day!
On December 16, 1773, colonists in Massachusetts protested against the East India Company’s monopolization on American tea importation, as granted by Parliament, by boarding three British tea ships in Boston Harbor and dumping 342 chests of tea into the harbor.
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Did You Know…that the Boston Tea Party was one of several tension-building events that lead to the American Revolutionary War between the North American colonies and Great Britain? The Boston Tea Party was the turning point in which colonists started to consider forming a united resistance against British rule.
Sources: punchbowl.com, osmh.org, wikipedia.org, history.com