The Boston Tea Party 1773, (The American Revolution)


The Boston Tea Party – December 16th, 1773 The Boston Tea party was a protest against British taxation. In 1773 the British Parliament passed the Tea Act. This meant that the British East India Company had a monopoly on the American tea trade. The colonials were angry! There were public protests throughout the colonies over this interference in American business. Cries of “No taxation without representation!” were made. This meant that colonial Americans wanted to be taxed by American representatives, NOT the British Parliament. On December 16th, 1773, the Sons of Liberty, led by Samuel Adams, planned to show the Parliament how they felt about the Tea Act. They boarded the British ships docked in Boston Harbor, dressed up as Indians, and dumped nearly 1 millon dollars’ worth– in today’s money– of tea in the water. This event came to be known as the Boston Tea Party. The British Parliament passed the Coercive Acts as punishment, but this only strengthened the resistance to the British crown and pushed the two sides closer to war. Subscribe to our channel for more videos. Get your copy of Simple History: the American Revolution, available now on Amazon.

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  1. My Great great great great great great great grandfather was a part of the Boston tea party. His name was Timothy Guy

  2. that moment when your european self seems to know more about this from history classes at school than americans themselves (from the comments i’ve read at least)

  3. Actually they didn't use boxes to ship teas they used tea blocks that saved space so they can ship more tea the boxes can!

  4. When you riot against the Brits due to fear that tax will raise to 2% if your earnings then in 2017 your paying like 40% if your earnings to tax and no one cares

  5. No taxation without representation is my great great great great well you get the idea.but those were my great grandfathers famous words 😱💷💷💷💷💷💷

  6. Why is the end of the sentence tea party maybe it’s because people who dress like native Indians got rid of all the British tea anyways this YouTube channel Teachers more history than my history class in 10th grade just kidding I’m only in first grade And I have a Iq of 139 I just don’t know how to use it

  7. I know that background song, was in a mobile game I used to play, but anyway nice video Simple history, better than what I learned in school!

  8. i am an indian and learnimg about it in my text book….. but i dint what this term meant…….thanks

  9. Never new it was that much Tea.
    1 Million? Jesus what a fucking waste for both sides.

  10. Everybody always talks about Hitler and Genghas Khan trying to take over the world. but nobody includes the British or Spanish Empires in that conversation.

  11. You say "monopoly", but according to another source: Britain needed the money for a war that American colonists started with France, over a piece of land in Ohio… also, the tax in New England was 1 shilling a year, while Britian's was 26 shillings.

  12. (In Jeremy clacksons voice)
    Some say that they are still very salty after the Boston tea party, to this very day. And tried to drink the tea from the harbor so it wouldnt go to waist. All we know is, THERE CALLED THE BRITS!

  13. This is the first Over Simplified video I ever watched, It was for a report about the American Revolution.

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  15. Wow… I'm all for direct action as a means of protest, but was it really necessary to toss all that tea into the harbor? Weren't there other means to send such a strong message to Parliament – means that didn't require bloodshed or collateral damage? Personally, I think the colonists took their protests against unfair taxation too far when they threw the Boston Tea Party.

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