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Boston Tea Party

Who was part of the sons of liberty?

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2013-03-17 18:03:35

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.

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