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WHAT IS THE BOSTON TEA PARTY?
• A symbolic event of the American
Revolution
• Major milestones that lead to the most
famou...
EVENTS LEADING TO THE BOSTON TEA
PARTY
• Many factors including “taxation without representation,” the
1767 Townshend Reve...
• The Boston Tea Party was a direct response from colonist who
opposed tea which taxed by someone other than their own
rep...
TOWNSHEND ACTS REPEALED
• Tea tax is kept for two
reasons.
1- The tax provides a lot of
money for British
Government.
2- S...
WHO ORGANIZED THE BOSTON TEA
PARTY?
• The Boston Tea Party was
organized and carried
out by a group of
Patriots led by Sam...
HOW DID IT DEVELOP ?
• On the evening of December
16, 1773.
• A group of men calling
themselves the Sons of Liberty
went t...
• They boarded three British merchant
ships in Boston Harbor.
• They threw 342 cases of tea into the sea.
The colonists dumping tea into
the Boston Harbor.
http://etc.usf.edu/clipart/29900/29900/bostn_tea_29900.htm
The crowd gathered to cheer on and support what
the Sons of Liberty were doing.
http://donaldchrzan.com/NWtimeline/nwindex...
‘’I HOPE THAT KING GEORGE LIKES SALT OF
TEA INTO THE SEA.’’
WHAT DAMAGE DID THE BOSTON TEA
PARTY CAUSE?
• It took nearly three hours for
more than 100 colonists to
empty the tea into...
• The British Admiral watched
the whole fleet from an
upstairs windows.
• After they cleaned of the
ship’s decks.
• They m...
• Soon after The Tea Party that night a song was
heard all through the town.
Rally, Mohawks!
Bring out your axes and tell ...
FRAGMENT OF A RALLYING SONG OF THE
TEA PARTY AT THE GREEN DRAGON
Rally Mohawks! bring out your axes,
And tell King George ...
WHAT HAPPENED AFTER THE TEA
PARTY?
• Boston Harbor was
closed to all trade
until the tea was
paid for.
• More soldiers wer...
• In September 1774, a group of
colonial leaders came together
in Philadelphia.
• They formed the First
Continental Congre...
THIS EVENT BECAME KNOWN AS THE BOSTON
TEA PARTY
THERE IS A MUSEUM ABOUT BOSTON
TEA PARTY
SOURCES
• An Illustrated History of the USA, an Paper (Longman Background Books) 1st Edition
by Bryn O'Callaghan (Author)
...
THANK YOU FOR ATTENTION ! 
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  1. 1. WHAT IS THE BOSTON TEA PARTY? • A symbolic event of the American Revolution • Major milestones that lead to the most famous American protest
  2. 2. EVENTS LEADING TO THE BOSTON TEA PARTY • Many factors including “taxation without representation,” the 1767 Townshend Revenue Act, and the 1773 Tea Act. • The British India Company had controlled all tea trading between India and British colonies • It was going to force the colonist to buy their tea with high tax • As a result of tea tax, the colonies refused to buy the British Tea • Colonist boycotted
  3. 3. • The Boston Tea Party was a direct response from colonist who opposed tea which taxed by someone other than their own representives.
  4. 4. TOWNSHEND ACTS REPEALED • Tea tax is kept for two reasons. 1- The tax provides a lot of money for British Government. 2- Symbolic of Parliament retaining their right to tax the colonies.
  5. 5. WHO ORGANIZED THE BOSTON TEA PARTY? • The Boston Tea Party was organized and carried out by a group of Patriots led by Samuel Adams known as the Sons of Liberty. • The Sons of Liberty were made up of males from all walks of colonial society.
  6. 6. HOW DID IT DEVELOP ? • On the evening of December 16, 1773. • A group of men calling themselves the Sons of Liberty went to the Boston Harbor. • The man were dressed as Mohawk Indian. This is what the colonists dressed up like. http://bit.ly/gE5mel
  7. 7. • They boarded three British merchant ships in Boston Harbor. • They threw 342 cases of tea into the sea.
  8. 8. The colonists dumping tea into the Boston Harbor. http://etc.usf.edu/clipart/29900/29900/bostn_tea_29900.htm
  9. 9. The crowd gathered to cheer on and support what the Sons of Liberty were doing. http://donaldchrzan.com/NWtimeline/nwindex.html
  10. 10. ‘’I HOPE THAT KING GEORGE LIKES SALT OF TEA INTO THE SEA.’’
  11. 11. WHAT DAMAGE DID THE BOSTON TEA PARTY CAUSE? • It took nearly three hours for more than 100 colonists to empty the tea into Boston Harbor. The chests held more than 90,000 lbs. (45 tons) of tea, which would cost nearly $1,000,000 dollars today.
  12. 12. • The British Admiral watched the whole fleet from an upstairs windows. • After they cleaned of the ship’s decks. • They marched back in a single file line.
  13. 13. • Soon after The Tea Party that night a song was heard all through the town. Rally, Mohawks! Bring out your axes and tell King George We will pay no taxes! On his foreign tea!
  14. 14. FRAGMENT OF A RALLYING SONG OF THE TEA PARTY AT THE GREEN DRAGON Rally Mohawks! bring out your axes, And tell King George we'll pay no taxes On his foreign tea; His threats are vain, and vain to think To force our girls and wives to drink His vile Bohea! Then rally boys, and hasten on To meet our chiefs at the Green Dragon. Our Warren's there, and bold Revere, With hands to do, and words to cheer, For liberty and laws; Our country's "braves" and firm defenders Shall ne'er be left by true North-Enders Fighting Freedom's cause! Then rally boys, and hasten on To meet our chiefs at the Green Dragon. The Project Gutenberg EBook of Tea Leaves by Francis Drake; http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/24321
  15. 15. WHAT HAPPENED AFTER THE TEA PARTY? • Boston Harbor was closed to all trade until the tea was paid for. • More soldiers were sent.
  16. 16. • In September 1774, a group of colonial leaders came together in Philadelphia. • They formed the First Continental Congress to oppose what they saw as British oppression. • Impact of the Boston Tea Party was enormous ultimately leading to the sparking of the American Revolution which began in Massachusetts on April 19, 1775.
  17. 17. THIS EVENT BECAME KNOWN AS THE BOSTON TEA PARTY
  18. 18. THERE IS A MUSEUM ABOUT BOSTON TEA PARTY
  19. 19. SOURCES • An Illustrated History of the USA, an Paper (Longman Background Books) 1st Edition by Bryn O'Callaghan (Author) • http://www.bostonteapartyship.com/ • http://www.history.com/topics/american-revolution/boston-tea-party • http://www.bostonteapartyship.com/sons-of-liberty • http://www.bostonteapartyship.com/participants-in-the-boston-tea-party • http://www.bostonteapartyship.com/boston-tea-party-facts • http://georgiainfo.galileo.usg.edu/gastudiesimages/Boston%20Tea%20Party%202.jpg
  20. 20. THANK YOU FOR ATTENTION ! 

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