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Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Boston Tea Party

American smugglers like John Hancock & Samuel Adams were making good money but when Britain permitted the East India Company to sell tea to the colonies without paying taxes, the smugglers' livelihood was threatened.

When the cargo ship Dartmouth arrived in late November 1773 filled with tea, the situation reached a crisis point.

On the night of December 16th 1773 a group of colonists disguised as Indians boarded the ships and began dumping the tea from the ship overboard. By morning more than 90,000 pounds of tea were destroyed. The Boston Tea Party, and similar acts of defiance, preceded the American Revolutionary War.

This is one of the many historic spots to visit in Boston MASS.