This Day in History: The Boston Tea Party

On this day, 1773, protesting colonists from Boston, Massachusetts dressed as Mohawk Indians while throwing 342 chests of tea into the harbor. This act of rebellion was in response to the passing of the Tea Act of 1773, an act that allowed the East India Company to monopolize the tea trade. Around 60 colonists belonging to the Sons of Liberty resistance group orchestrated the raid, ruining approximately $18,000 worth of goods.

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