The Boston Tea Party was a historical event that happened on December 16, 1773. This was one of the most historical events in American history because it was an act that defied a new law made by the British. The law that the British had passed was to save a tea company (because we all know Britain loves tea!) therefore forcing Americans to buy tea that they didn’t want. There were rebels, though. Samuel Adams and 60 other men were known as the Sons of Liberty. They were Boston Patriots that were all in a colonial social class. The Sons of Liberty (lead by Samuel Adams) were ready to ambush three ships. The Beaver, the Dartmouth and the Eleanor. These ship were carrying lots of tea! The Sons of liberty were able to dump all the tea in the ocean. The amount of tea on the three ships was worth $18,000 (Boston Tea Party 2017). This is equivalent to 18 million dollars today. All in all the Boston Tea Party was a historical event and not just a tea party (unless you are a fish!).
“Boston Tea Party Facts | Boston History.” Boston Tea Party Ships and Museum. N.p., n.d. Web. 08 Mar. 2017. <https://www.bostonteapartyship.com/boston-tea-party-facts>.
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