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A group led by Samuel Adams (John's brother) called the "Sons of Liberty."
While this may look like a silly question, it isn't. There was a very famous club in Boston in the 1960s and 1970s called the Boston Tea Party and some of the most famous rock… stars performed there. If that is what you are referring to (there is a recent book by Carter Alan that mentions Boston's role in rock history), the club took its name from the historical event during the run-up to the Revolutionary War. But if you are asking what the "Tea Party" has to do with the Boston Tea Party, the answer is not very much. The founders of the modern-day Tea Party are conservative Republicans (mostly) who believe the American government is out of control, much like the colonists believed the British government was. But there the similarities end. The claims of the modern-day Tea Party are mainly rhetorical and political, since the US government does provide for representation, we do have a democracy, and whether or not you like the current president, he was legally elected (twice). The Boston Tea Party referred to the belief by the colonists that England was taxing them and NOT giving them any representation in the British Parliament; that is certainly not the case today. You may not like the current government, but there are elections and there are opportunities to vote for different candidates than are serving in congress now. That was not possible during the era prior to the Revolutionary War.
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it wasn't a man, it was a group called the sons of liberty. Samuel Adams was the leader.
The Boston Tea Party was a rebellious response to the Townsend Act which placed a tax on tea, lead, glass, paint, and paper.
In response to the Boston Tea Party incident, Parliament passed The Boston Port Act (one of the so-called "Intolerable Acts") closed the port of Boston until the East India Te…a Company was repaid for the tea that had been dumped overboard (an amount of £90,000--probably equivalent to £10 million, today). Benjamin Franklin urged that the repayment be made and a group of New York merchants went to Lord North with an offer to pay for the losses, but they were turned down. As the conflict escalated, the British abolished the Massachusetts provincial government, effectively placing the colony under military rule. General Gage, the military governor, ordered raids on the Americans' munitions stores at Concord and hostilities began. Following the Battle of Bunker Hill, the Americans surrounded Boston, preventing the British Army from any movement off the peninsula. After a lengthy stalemate, the British withdrew from Boston in March of 1776. The rest, as they say, is history. To the best of my knowledge, the East India Tea Company was never repaid.
The 342 chests of tea were dumped in the Boston Harbor.
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ya that's why they call it Boston tea party
The Boston Tea Party was when between 30 and 130 men, some disguised as Mohawk Indians, boarded three different British Tea ships and dumped 342 chests of tea into the Boston …Harbor. This happened on December 16, 1773.
The Boston Tea Party was a protest of the lowering of the cost of the British tea by the government and the East India tea company who had gotten a bail out from the crown in …1773. The smugglers in the colonies found the Dutch tea that they sold was higher in price than the British tea, so they staged the Boston Tea Party and others in harbors in the colonies ( Hamilton was one of the largest smugglers in the colonies and a founding member of the Son's of Liberty). The cost of tea also went as far back as the Navigation Acts and the restricting of trade to and from the colonies passed from 1650-1733. Tea was also taxed in 1767 in the Townsend Acts.
1) We were under Britain / United Kingdom rule back then 2) The people here were pissed cause Britain was taxing us on everything and not representing us properly back… in Britain. So basically they were taking our tax dollars and not doing anything for us. Kind of like how our government operates now except they were taking even less back then.
They didn't dress up. This is part of the fable. The Boston Tea Party was a protest of the lowering of the cost of the British tea by the government and the East India tea com…pany who had gotten a bail out from the crown in 1773. The smugglers in the colonies found the Dutch tea that they sold was higher in price than the British tea, so they staged the Boston Tea Party and others in harbors in the colonies ( Hamilton was one of the largest smugglers in the colonies and a founding member of the Son's of Liberty). The cost of tea also went as far back as the Navigation Acts and the restricting of trade to and from the colonies passed from 1650-1733. Tea was also taxed in 1767 in the Townsend Acts.
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