How Did Tea and Taxes Spark a Revolution?: And Other Questions about the Boston Tea Party

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On a cold evening in December 1773, a group of men climbed aboard three ships docked in Boston Harbor. Armed with hatchets, the men began breaking into the ships' valuable cargo—342 crates of tea. They dumped the tea into the black water of the harbor and then marched back home through the city streets. This "Boston Tea Party" was a bold act of protest by American colonists against British rule. It pushed the colonies and Great Britain a step closer to war. But who were these protestors Why would they risk ...

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Overview

On a cold evening in December 1773, a group of men climbed aboard three ships docked in Boston Harbor. Armed with hatchets, the men began breaking into the ships' valuable cargo—342 crates of tea. They dumped the tea into the black water of the harbor and then marched back home through the city streets. This "Boston Tea Party" was a bold act of protest by American colonists against British rule. It pushed the colonies and Great Britain a step closer to war. But who were these protestors Why would they risk angering the powerful British government And how did the British respond Discover the facts about the Boston Tea Party and the colonists' struggle for independent rule.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780761361220
  • Publisher: Lerner Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 9/28/2010
  • Series: Six Questions of American History Series
  • Pages: 48
  • Sales rank: 1,474,573
  • Age range: 9 - 12 Years
  • Lexile: 850L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 6.60 (w) x 8.80 (h) x 0.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Linda Gondosch has written eight books for children, including a picture book, early chapter books, and middle grade fiction. Gondosch has raised four children and now lives with her husband in Hebron, Kentucky, near the Ohio River. She has taught in college and high school, and she also substitute taught in elementary school. She toured Italy in 2008 and loves to visit historic sites.

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  • Posted February 5, 2012

    This is a corrected review. It is a 5 star book

    Reviewed by Lori M for Readers Favorite

    This book appealed to me because sadly we weren’t taught much about history in school. Either that, or I am so old now that I have already forgotten it all. This book was a wonderful, fun, informative source for children (and adults) to learn more about our history. If you ever wanted to know what events led up to the Boston Tea Party, you’ll find out a detailed account of the tax problems in Britain, the Americans’ fight for independence, and more. The parchment paper background added to the fun of this book about history.

    Included with the history lessons are colorful pictures depicting the era and its events to provide additional information. For example, did you know that “Yankee Doodle” was a song British soldiers used to make fun of American colonists but that the colonists later adopted it as a patriotic theme?

    It was so clever to see a graphic of a GPS to show where the tea party historical marker is on Boston. Embracing new technologies that kids are familiar with to explain old history is a great idea and added to the book’s allure. I also appreciated the timeline provided so that the reader could walk through the information given and try to get a better idea about when something took place and for how long. I hope the author will write more because I need to learn more about our American history.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 25, 2012

    Highly Recommended - An accurate account presented in an interesting format

    I highly recommend this book for anyone who wants to learn about the Boston Tea Party and other events leading up to the American Revolution. I liked the question and answer format which kept me turning the pages. I also liked the use of primary source material such as letters written by people who had witnessed the famous Boston Tea Party. An accurate and interesting account presented in an entertaining format.

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