Important Protests and Riots That Changed the World Forever

The Boston Tea Party, 1773

27. The Boston Tea Party, 1773

In an unprecedented turn of events, the Sons of Liberty – a revolutionary organization formed to fight against the British taxations – decided to advance their protests against the crown by throwing tea chests off the ships moored in the Boston Harbour.

This specific “party” was against the Tea Act of 1773, giving the British East India Company free reign to sell tea from China in the American markets without paying taxes.

This competitive advantage, and the fact that American colonists did not feel represented by the British Crown, ultimately brought about a rebellious front that united the thirteen American colonies against Great Britain, later launching the American Revolutionary War in 1775.

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