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the boston tea party and intolerable acts 1773

The Boston Tea Partyand Intolerable Acts1773

SS4H4 The student will explain the causes, events, and results of the American Revolution.

a. Trace the events that shaped the revolutionary movement in America, including the French and Indian War, British Imperial Policy that led to the 1765 Stamp Act, the slogan “no taxation without representation,” the activities of the Sons of Liberty, and the Boston Tea Party.

What was Boston Tea Party?

How was the Tea Party significant

to the American Revolution?

slide3

In 1773, British Parliament passed the Tea Act. They allowed the East India Company of Britain to sell tea in the colonies at an extremely low price.

slide4

The Tea Act made British tea (with the tax) less expensive than the smuggled tea from the Caribbean.

Taxed tea sold

by East India Company

$

Smuggled tea

from the Caribbean

$

slide5

I know the British tea is cheaper than the tea from the Caribbean.

But I refuse to give

any of my money to

King George or

British Parliament!

Colonists still boycotted the British tea, even though it actually cost less.

slide6

Ships filled with tea from England sat in Boston Harbor. Merchants refused to sell the tea, so there was no place to unload it from the boats.

slide10

This event became known as

The Boston Tea Party

slide12

Sent more soldiers to Boston and enforced the Quartering Act

Closed Boston Harbor and stopped all trade between Boston and Britain

Punishment for

the colonies:

Made it illegal for Massachusetts to have town meetings. The government of Massachusetts was controlled by the English appointed governor.

slide13

The colonists responded to the Intolerable Acts (Coercive Acts) by gathering for the

First

Continental Congress.

slide14

The First Continental Congress

  • Colonists sent delegates to Philadelphia for the First Continental Congress:
  • Delegates wrote a letter to King George
  • Said colonists should have the same rights as other British citizens
  • Asked parliament and King George to stop taxing the colonies without representation in parliament
  • Asked to repeal the Intolerable Acts
slide15

Colonists begin training for battle in case

of war with

Britain

King George

plans to send

more soldiers.

He declared that the colonists had begun a rebellion.

the boston tea party 1773

The Boston Tea Party1773

SS4H4 The student will explain the causes, events, and results of the American Revolution.

a. Trace the events that shaped the revolutionary movement in America, including the French and Indian War, British Imperial Policy that led to the 1765 Stamp Act, the slogan “no taxation without representation,” the activities of the Sons of Liberty, and the Boston Tea Party.

What was Boston Tea Party?

How was the Tea Party significant

to the American Revolution?