Boston Tea Party


The Boston Tea Party was an act of political protest carried out by American colonists on 16 December 1773, in Boston, Massachusetts. Disguised as Mohawk Native Americans, the colonists dumped 342 crates of tea into Boston Harbor to protest both a tax on tea and the monopoly of the British East India Company on the tea trade.

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  • 16 Dec 1773
    A party of colonial Bostonians, some dressed as Mohawks, dump 342 crates of tea into Boston Harbor, in the Boston Tea Party.