The Boston Tea Party (We the People)

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Recounts the events leading up to the colonists' defiant act against the British known as the Boston Tea Party, which ultimately climaxed in the American Revolution.

Recounts the events leading up to the colonists' defiant act against the British known as the Boston Tea Party, which ultimately climaxed in the American Revolution.

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Overview

Recounts the events leading up to the colonists' defiant act against the British known as the Boston Tea Party, which ultimately climaxed in the American Revolution.

Recounts the events leading up to the colonists' defiant act against the British known as the Boston Tea Party, which ultimately climaxed in the American Revolution.

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Children's Literature
Youngsters will enjoy this visually appealing account of the incidents leading up to the Boston Tea Party and the eventual revolution against England. This well-written resource is packed with sketches, maps, paintings, portraits and reproductions. It introduces readers to the key players (Governor Thomas Hutchinson, Samuel Adams, King George III) and the pivotal events (the Sugar and Stamp Acts, the formation of the Sons of Liberty, the Boston Massacre, the anti-tea movement) that resulted in the "tea dumping" raids in Boston on December 16, 1773. In addition to an effective visual presentation and informative the book also includes a glossary, a "Did You Know?" section, a timeline of important dates, a list of important people, a list of recommended books and web sites, a collection of useful addresses, and an index. Part of the "We the People" series. 2001, Compass Point Books. Ages 9 to 12. Reviewer: Debra Briatico
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Meet the Author

Michael Burgan has written numerous books for children and young adults during his nearly 20 years as a freelance writer. Many of his books have focused on U.S. history, geography, and the lives of world leaders. He has also written fiction and adapted classic novels. Michael has won several awards for his writing, and his graphic novel version of the classic tale Frankenstein (Stone Arch Books) was a Junior Library Guild selection. Michael has also worked as an editor at Weekly Reader, the classroom news magazine used in schools across the United States.
Michael graduated from the University of Connecticut with a bachelor’s degree in history. When not writing for kids, he enjoys writing plays, and his works have been staged across the United States. He lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico, with his cat, Callie.

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Table of Contents

An Important Town Meeting 5
The Road to the Tea Party 9
Teatime in the Colonies 17
The Tea Comes to America 20
Boston's First Ship Arrives 23
Throwing a Tea Party 30
After the Tea Party 36
Final Steps to the Revolution 39
Glossary 42
Did You Know? 43
Important Dates 44
Important People 45
Want to Know More? 46
Index 48
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