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  • revolutions rarely happen overnight, and the American revolution was no exception.

  • It was a slow burn of frustration and anger that built up month after month, year after year.

  • One of the crucial moments in the saga was the Tea Party, brought on by the passage of the T Act in 17 73.

  • You're five important points to fully understand the scope of the T Act and why it was so important to the birth of our nation in the 17 seventies.

  • One of the most valuable commodities in the Western world was t.

  • He was new.

  • It was exotic, exactly the kind of thing that's easy to say so.

  • But maybe not that easy, because by 17 73 decreased sales of the British East India company with a surplus of over £17 million of tea just sitting in rotting and warehouses in England, the country's biggest and most important company, was in serious trouble.

  • The British East India company needed a bailout, and they look to the North American colonies for a solution.

  • Normally, British tea merchants sold Tito American traders in London at a markup who would then sell the T two colonists, the British government thought, Why are we using American merchants to sell her team when we get to ship it there ourselves?

  • So they cut out the middleman, bypassing the T Act of 17 73 which allowed the British East India company to ship and sell their tea directly to the colonies at a lower cost.

  • The idea being that a British monopoly on T sales in America would ease the company's financial burden.

  • Now it's important to understand that the T Act was part of a larger effort by the British crown to squeeze as much money from the colonies as possible.

  • The Brits were heavily in debt from the French and Indian War, and the colonies became their own private A.

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  • A few years earlier, Parliament passed the towns and acts, which taxed items that columnists relied on lead blast paper, paint and, of course, T.

  • The backlash was so severe that the British repealed all the towns and acts.

  • Except for one T tax.

  • Colonial tea merchants were furious.

  • Not only had the TIAC taken away the source of income, but they would still be taxed through the roof to buy their own tea colonists had to take matters into their own hands.

  • December 16th 17 73 Americans fought back by boycotting British tea, entire allowing imports to sit on the docks and spoil.

  • Colonial Governor Thomas Hutchinson ordered that American colonists behind the tea, but they had other plans.

  • That night, a group of about 60 Bostonians called the Sons of Liberty wearing Mohawk headdresses and War paint board in three British East India company trading ships and dumped 342 chests of tea into the Boston Harbor.

  • The Boston Tea Party was celebrated across the colonies as a symbol of defiance against the tyrannical British room.

  • The British doubled down in response, passing what became known as the Intolerable as a series of laws designed to punish colonial America for their resistance.

  • They closed Boston Harbor, imposed martial law in Massachusetts and allow British troops to shack up in colonists homes whenever it was necessary.

  • For the colonists, the intolerable acts would be the straw that broke the camel's back.

  • While the T act was not extremely potent on its own, it was part of a series of events that snowball towards the revolution.

  • In the 13 columns phrase no taxation without representation wasn't just slow.

  • It was the result of years of unfair treatment by the British Crown T Act, serving as a prime example.

revolutions rarely happen overnight, and the American revolution was no exception.

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    林宜悉 posted on 2020/03/19
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