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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 The Tea Act of 1773 Event Legislation Definition People Organization The Boston Tea Party occurred on December 16, 1773, when a protest against the Tea Act turned violent and destroyed the East India Company's tea on three ships in Boston harbor. The legislation passed for this bill was that Parliament put a tax on the tea exported from England to the colonies, to increase the deposit on tea to be sold at the India Company's sales; and to impower the commissioners of the treasury to grant licences to the East India Company to export tea duty-free. "The Tea Act." Independence Hall Association, n.d. Web. 16 Sept. 2014. < "Tea Act." A&E Television Networks, n.d. Web. 16 Sept. 2014. <>. How It Helped The Revolution Many people were involved in the Tea Act of 1773. Namely, the George III, and the colonists. Here is a list of names of important people involved. /d/18fCLPHJGZBjXCnfg7nlB3ePn bkSEkunWx1kMKscUa0c/edit? usp=sharing The Tea Act helped the Revolution by allowing the colonists to revolt against the East India Company and British rule from taxing them for tea and breaking free to make their own legislation. The Parliament created the tea act in order to prevent the East India Company from going bankrupt. The Tea Act lowered the tax that the company by the the government which made it easier to sell sea in america, which in turn gave them control of tea sale in the colonies. This was because they bought the tea from Britain with very low taxes and allowed for cheap sale in the american colonies. townspeople sponsored public bonfires and persuaded their fellow townspeople - to consign British tea. Gov. Hutchinson planned a scheme to land the tea and collect the taxes, so as soon as the ship would come he would get it through customs an order troops to unload it. but a group of artisan ans laborers went aboard the Dartmouth broke 342 chest of tea and throw it in the harbor. A Port Bill closed the Boston Harbor which caused more acts which had barrack built for British British under the rule of King troops, to stop town meeting and etc.
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