BOSTON TEA PARTY

By Brandon and Matthew N.

It was a cold Thursday night, the night of December 16, 1773. All the poeple of Boston were snuggled in their warm homes, unaware of what was happening in the harbor only blocks away. So what was going on? At first glance 116 native americans had boarded British ships, destroying the ships in attempts to spoil the tea on board. However this was not the case. Natives not, but colonists. Poorly dressed as natives the men boarded three British ships containing tea, the Dartmouth, the Elenor, and the Beaver. 90,000 pounds of tea were dumped into the harbor, thousands of dollars lost. But what seemed to be a rampage of patriots was later proved otherwise. Not one of the ships had a scratch, the colonists had made a point that the tea tax was the problem. So what started this revolutionary uprage and who was behind it? Read on to find out.



#1 The Boston Tea Party: The Tossing of the Tea
By: Brandon

On December 16th, 1773 a short but important event called the Boston Tea Party took
place in the Boston Harbor. This event was organized by the Sons of Liberty. The Sons of Liberty were a secret society of rebels who met during the American Revolution. Other colonies were furious about the tea as well like New York, South Carolina and Philadelphia. They protested by letting the tea rot on the docks and blocking tea ships from even coming
(#3) The Tea being thrown in the harbor
(#3) The Tea being thrown in the harbor
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(#3) Colonists dressed up
(#3) Colonists dressed up
The rebels disguised themselves as Native Americans and got on the tea ships. Once they successfully boarded they made their move. The rebels dumped all of the tea into the harbor. Therefore the colonists were taking a stand, and coming together to defeat the British. These conflicts were caused by different groups of people because the British were ruling from far away with ridiculous taxes, and the colonists didn’t want to pay more money than they had to.
(#5) An article on the Tea Party
(#5) An article on the Tea Party




#2 Defintions :

Society- A lot of people in a group, or community.

American Revolution- A war between Great Britian and the colonists, the war when the colonists won independence.

Disguised- To look like someone or something different.

Therefore- A result or outcome of a situation.

Conflicts- A disagreement or confusion, usually a decision to make.

#7 Work Cited: Garcia, Jesus. "The Boston Tea Party." Illinois: McDougal Littell, 2003. Print.
#1 Causes of the Boston Tea PartyBy Matthew

You may know what happened on the 16th of December, 1773, when a hundred
American patriots threw Boston tea off of ships. But why? Where did it all begin. What would lead to such a big conflict among nations. This will all be answered below.
Let’s go back to 1770 when tension between British and Patriots was growing because of the recent Townshend Acts. Imagine walking down the streets of crowded Boston, riots on the road, colonists being carted off to prison by British officials, and fights, brutal between yelling colonists and armed redcoats. Now if you are a loyalist this could scare you, send you running for shelter, but a patriot. These scenes angered them to a point where they could not take it anymore. At one point there was even a fight killing five civilians, later to be known as the Boston Massacre. What does this have to do with the Boston Tea Party? Well, almost everything because after the Massacre the British repealed the Townshend Acts but put in place the Tea Act. This was the last straw for the patriots.
A cold night in December, in fact the 16th, 116 colonist dressed as Indians boarded
three British ships docked in the Boston Harbor. Damage the ships they did not but dumped one million dollars worth of tea into the harbor from 342 separate containers. A rampage of inhuman people is what the British thought of it, but it was rather a stand for independence by American Colonists. This event will never be forgotten for its effect on our colonies and the effect on our history.
(#3) A painting of what occured upon the Dartmouth.
(#3) A painting of what occured upon the Dartmouth.
(#5) This document shows all the members involved in the Boston Tea Party. This document was signed by people who participated before the event occured.
(#5) This document shows all the members involved in the Boston Tea Party. This document was signed by people who participated before the event occured.

#2 Definitions
Conflict- A problem or disagreement

Townshend Acts- Acts by the British government that placed taxes on tea, paper, paint

Loyalist- A colonist that sided with the British

Boston Massacre- A fight between colonists and British officials where 5 civilians are killed

British Ships- The Dartmouth, Elenor, and The Beaver

#7 WORKS CITED- Brown, Lorri. "Causes of The Boston Tea Party."
(2001): 1. Web. 3 Jan 2011.

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BEAVER

BOSTON

BRITISH

COLONISTS

DARTMOUTH

DECEMBER

ELENOR

HARBOR

REBELS

REVOLUTION

SAMADAMS

SONSOFLIBERTY

TAX

TEA

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(#6) Fill in The Blank Quiz
A) On Word #1 16th, 1773 the Boston Tea Party occurred in the Boston Word #2.
B) It was an event that involved Word #3 colonist that all opposed British Word #4.
C) The angry colonists boarded three British ships, the Dartmouth, Beaver and Word #5.
D) The colonists dumped Word #6 into the harbor while dressed as Word #7.
E) Word #8 was said to be the leader of this patriotic uprising.
F) Other colonies such as New York, South Carolina, and Word #9 were also Word #10 about British laws.


WORD BOX: Harbor Furious
Tea Pennsylvania December Tax
Sam Adams 116 Elenor Natives


#4 http://www.eyewitnesstohistory.com/teaparty.htm