Facts About the Boston Tea Party
Boston Tea Party Facts - 60 Facts!Boston Tea Party Fact 1 The Boston Tea Party took place on Thursday December 16, 1773
Boston Tea Party Fact 2 The Boston Tea Party followed another pre-revolutionary incident called the Boston Massacre that occurred on March 5, 1770
Boston Tea Party Fact 3 In 1768, colonists consumed almost two million pounds of tea - The 3 million inhabitants of the American colonies were consuming an average of 2-3 cups every day
Boston Tea Party Fact 4 90% of the tea drunk in the colonies was smuggled in. The American tradition of drinking coffee increased as British tea was subject to boycotts
Boston Tea Party Fact 5 Boston Tea Party Fact 6 The new import tax on tea of 3 pence was considerably less than the previous one in which 12 pence (1 shilling) per pound on tea sent via Britain. The American colonists would therefore get their tea cheaper than the people of Britain
Boston Tea Party Fact 7 Rebellion against the tea tax was not a result of a raise in the tax, the tax was actually lowered - the protests were because there were no colonists in the English parliament which led to the cry of "No taxation without representation!" in the American colonies.
Boston Tea Party Fact 8 The Tea tax protests resulted in the smuggling of cheaper, non-British tea and boycotts of British tea through .
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