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In 1773, the British Parliament passed the Tea Act to raise money from the colonies to recoup the cost for the French and Indian War. Colonists objected to the Tea Act. A key argument was the familiar "no taxation without representation." The colonists believed that according to the British Constitution, British subjects could not be taxed without the consent of their elected representatives. Since the colonists couldn't vote to elect Parliament representatives, they argued that the colonies could not be taxed by that body. This created significant tension between Britain and the colonies. In November and December of 1773, three ships arrived in Boston Harbor carrying tea from Britain. On December 16, 1773, a group of men disguised as Mohawk Indians boarded the three ships and dumped all 342 chests of tea into the harbor. This became known as the Boston Tea Party. Check out these videos to learn more about the Boston Tea Party.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
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