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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 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.
About the Author
Linda Gondosch has written eleven 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.