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The Boston Tea Party. By Jamie Ficchi. Objectives :. By the end of this lesson students will be able to: Explain what happened during the Boston Tea Party. Name the important facts about the Boston Tea Party. Identify with the perspectives of the American colonists and the British.

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By jamie ficchi

The Boston Tea Party

By Jamie Ficchi


Objectives
Objectives:

By the end of this lesson students will be able to:

  • Explain what happened during the Boston Tea Party.

  • Name the important facts about the Boston Tea Party.

  • Identify with the perspectives of the American colonists and the British.


The class will now be separated into two groups.

Please take out paper and a pencil.

Now wait for instructions.


Pop quiz
POP QUIZ!

On the piece of paper

please list

the names of

the 13 colonies.


Surprise
Surprise

  • This does NOT count!

  • Since you finished the task you will all be given a reward.

  • Group #2 will decide for the ENTIRE class:

    Twizzlers or No Twizzlers?


Confused
Confused?

This is what happened between the colonists and the British. The colonists did not have a choice as to whether the British should tax tea or not. This caused the taxation without representation call of the colonists.


1763

  • King George III and his government wanted to tax the American colonies as a way of regaining their war costs.

  • A series of actions including the Stamp Act (1765), The Townshend Acts (1767), and the Boston Massacre (1770) agitated the colonists.

  • When the decision was made to tax tea, that was what spurred the colonists into action, which in turn laid ground work for the American Revolution.


  • The colonies felt like they had no obligation to pay taxes imposed by a parliament in which they had no representation.

  • Due to this, Parliament retracted the taxes with exception of a duty on tea – a demonstration of Parliament’s ability and right to tax the colonies.

  • The Americans would now get their tea at a cheaper price than ever before.

  • However, if the colonies paid the duty tax on the imported tea, they would be acknowledging Parliament’s right to tax them.


  • Tea was a staple of the colonial life – it was assumed that the colonists would rather pay the taxes than deny themselves the pleasure of a cup of tea.

  • This did not fool the colonists.

  • The companies sent out the shipments of tea to Philadelphia, New York, Charleston, and Boston.

  • They were not allowed to land in Philadelphia and New York. The tea was sent to a warehouse where it rotted. When Boston permitted a total of three ships to dock, it started a reaction of fury among the townspeople.


December 16 1773
December 16, 1773 that the colonists would rather pay the taxes than deny themselves the pleasure of a cup of tea.

  • Early evening, about 200 men disguised as Indians, known as the Sons of Liberty, assembled by the Old South Meeting House under the guidance of Samuel Adams.

  • The crowd marched to the harbor where the three ships were docked and dumped 342 chests of tea overboard.

  • The tea that was dumped was to be valued over 90,000 pounds which is equal to $159,611.25!


The end
THE END that the colonists would rather pay the taxes than deny themselves the pleasure of a cup of tea.

TEA TIME!


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