¨No taxation without representation!¨
This quote is simpy saying that Parliament should not have the opportunity to tax the colonists without them having a say. Of course Parliament did not listen to the colonists, and they still passed unnecessary taxes.
When Parliament decided they should tax everything then remove all the taxes except for the tax on tea, the colonists got pretty mad. The colonies decided to dump tea off of the British boats just to show how much they hated the taxes. If the colonists took the tea instead of dumping it, they would have huge punishments for stealing. I think the colonists probably must have had a hard time not taking the tea because tea was extremely popular at …show more content…
The Sons of Liberty were shopkeepers and artisans that did not agree with what England was doing with the American colonies. The small group of men began with small protests and eventually grew in size. Eventually the Sons of Liberty led a large group in dumping tea in the Boston Harbor. The men who started the Sons of Liberty were not prominent leaders in the community but regular working men. On the night of the Boston Tea Party, there were over five thousand people that met at the Old South Meeting House on December 16, 1773. It is amazing to think that the rebellion started with a few regular people and it grew into a huge amount of people- over five thousand.
The ships and places where it happened
There were three ships involved in the Boston Tea Party. They were in the Boston Harbor at the time of the event and they were actually built in America and owned by Americans. The three ships were the Dartmouth, the Beaver, and the Eleanor and they had sailed from London and were carrying the tea from the East India Company. About three months later there was another Boston Tea Party. It happened in March 1774. There was about sixty disguised men that boarded the Fortune (the boat), they forced the crew below deck, and dumped thirty crates of tea off the ship and were disguised as