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The Boston Tea Party
Hi, I am starwars and I am going to tell you all about the Boston Tea Party. Why did the colonists want to dump all the tea? The colonists wanted to dump the tea because Parliament had passed taxation without representation. Taxation without representation
is when the colonists did not get to vote for the new tax laws. First came the stamp act. This made the colonists have to pay extra tax on everything made out of paper. Next came the sugar act. This tax law made the colonists have to pay extra tax on all kinds of things, like sugar, paper, glass, and stuff like that. Last came the tea act. This law made the colonists have to pay extra tax on tea. This made the colonists verry angry. So they disguised themselves as Mohawk Indians and borded the ships that were carying crates of tea. That cold December night the colonists dumped hundreds of crates of tea. The tea that they dumped would be worth over a million dollars today. That is what happened at the Boston Tea Party.
Article posted January 29, 2008 at 12:17 PM •
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I wonder if you could find the crates of tea under water that would be cool you would think the tea would polute the water.
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