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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 Boston Tea Party Boston Harbour The British East India Tea Company was delivering 340 chests of Tea to Boston. The company was forcing Boston to pay the taxes on the tea shipment but the people refused to do so.When the workers were not aboard the ship, members of the Sons of Libertydisguised themselves as Mohawk Indians went on the three ships and dumped the 340 chests of tea in to theBoston Harbor in about three hours. Conclusion Newspaper The Boston Tea Partywas caused becauseBoston people did not want to pay tea taxes. In result, the Coercive Acts of 1774 were established. The East India Tea Company was trying to force Boston to pay taxes on the tea shipment. Boston did not think this was fair so they deniedthe request. Due to this, people in the Sons of Liberty disguised as Mohawk Indians and dumped the tea in to the Boston Harbor. The British tea was dumped in to the Boston Harbor. The amount of tea was 340 chests weighingapproximately 90,000 pounds.The tea would have costed nearly $1,000,000. The Tea: When: The Boston Tea Partyoccured on May 10th, 1773.When the tea was delivered and they said to pay the taxes, later that day is whenthe tea was dumped. The Result: The purpose of the Coercive Acts of 1774were to punish the American colony in general but mainly to punish Boston. The Coercive Acts of 1774 consisted of 4 series.The Boston Port Act: closed the Boston Harbor.The Massachusetts Act:revoked bthe colony's charter and made it a crown colony.The Administration of Justice: allowed British officials charged with serious crimes to have their trials take place in Britain or a different colony.The Quatering Act:authorized British soldiers to stay in colonists' homes. Why was the tea dumped?
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