Who was part of the sons of liberty?
Hancock paid and organized it and had Samuel Adams organize the
men.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 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.