The Boston Tea Party: Colonists Protest the British Government

The Boston Tea Party: Colonists Protest the British Government

by Samuel Willard Crompton
     
 

The Boston Tea Party of 1773 is the most famous incidence of "tea parties" held to protest the British government and its taxes on the American colonies. British leaders and the British people marveled at the excitement of the Americans over a tax of merely three pence, while Americans fumed at their Old World countrymen in their attempts to rule them from afar

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The Boston Tea Party of 1773 is the most famous incidence of "tea parties" held to protest the British government and its taxes on the American colonies. British leaders and the British people marveled at the excitement of the Americans over a tax of merely three pence, while Americans fumed at their Old World countrymen in their attempts to rule them from afar without representation in government. In the end, the conflict was almost as much about words and misunderstandings as about the tax itself. From that time comes the modern phrase "a tempest in a teapot," which accurately describes the sensations of the two years that preceded the American Revolution. The Boston Tea Party describes the events and participants of this American protest, as well as its significance in the unfolding of American independence.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781604137644
Publisher:
Facts on File, Incorporated
Publication date:
08/01/2011
Series:
Milestones in American History Series
Pages:
122
Product dimensions:
6.60(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
12 - 17 Years

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