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The Boston Tea Party

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The boston Tea Party. By Cierra Murphy
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and Nathaniel Glover.
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The Intro. The Boston Tea Party was never about drinking tea in the first place, it was about dumping it. Lets us tell you about the tea party that wasn't all fun and games.
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Heres a short video for you to watch.
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About the Boston Tea party. The Boston Tea Party took place on the afternoon of December 16, 1773. It was when a group of Massachusetts Patriots made history by dumping crates of tea in the water. The three British ships that lost the precious cargo was the Dartmouth, the Eleanor, and the Beaver. They did this to let the British know about the unhappiness that the Tea Act was causing.
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Where did it Take Place. It took place at the Boston Harbor. Boston Harbor is the sound of Massachusetts Bay, and is located next door to the city of Boston, Massachusetts. It is home to the Port of Boston, a major shipping facility in the northeast.
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The Impact. The Boston Tea Party helped to unite the colonies against Britain. Many of the Boston Tea Party participants fled Boston immediately after the destruction of the tea to avoid arrest. Only one member of the Sons of Liberty, Francis Akeley, was caught and imprisoned for his participation. He was the only person ever to be arrested for the Boston Tea Party. No one died during the Boston Tea Party. There was no violence and no confrontation between the Patriots and the British soldiers fort in Boston. None of the crew members from the Beaver, Dartmouth, or Eleanor were harmed. This was the first organized act of rebellion against British rule and the Sons of Liberty were very careful about how the Boston Tea Party was planned and executed.
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Interesting Facts. For decades, the identities of participants were masked in secrecy.
The band of protestors was silent. Even after American independence, they refused to reveal their identities, fearing they could still face civil and criminal charges as well as conviction for engaging in mob behavior and the meaningless destruction of private property. Even today, only the names of some of the participants are known.
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Resulting "tea parties" were held in other colonies.
Tea Act protests spread to other colonies throughout 1774. In cities such as New York, Annapolis and Charleston, South Carolina, patriots dumped tea off ships or burned it in protest.
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The financial loss was significant.
It's estimated that the protestors tossed more than 92,000 pounds of tea into Boston Harbor. That's enough to fill 18.5 million teabags. The present-day value of the destroyed tea has been estimated at around $1 million.
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Here are some pictures. The first picture is the lego verison of the Boston Tea Party.
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The second picture is the Boston Tea Party Stamp.
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the third picture is a picture of the boston tea party are the Colonists dumping the tea into the water.
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And the last picture of the boston tea party is what they actually dumped into the water. There called tea bricks.Tea bricks or compressed tea are blocks of whole or finely ground black tea, green tea, or pre-ripened tea leaves that have been packed in molds and pressed into block form. Tea bricks can be made into beverages or eaten as food, and were also used in the past as a form of currency.
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That was the Boston tea party. Thank you for your time.
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