The Boston Tea Party


US History The Revolutionary Era The Boston Tea Party
Students learn about the Boston Tea Party, one of several conflicts between the colonies and England that led to the Revolutionary War. They explore the reasons behind this protest, who carried it out, and the effects in the colonies. They also consider the response from Britain.

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In this experience, students learn about the Boston Tea Party, one of several conflicts between the colonies and England that led to the Revolutionary War. They explore the reasons behind this protest, who carried it out, and the effects in the colonies. They also consider the response from Britain.

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  • Explain how a dispute over tea led to further tension between the colonists and Great Britain.
  • Describe ways that the British Parliament punished the colonists for the Boston Tea Party.


The Boston Tea Party was one of several conflicts between the colonies and England that led to the Revolutionary War. In this activity, you will learn about the Boston Tea Party. You’ll explore the reasons behind this protest, who carried it out, and the effects in the colonies. You’ll also consider the response from Britain.

Objectives

  • Explain how a dispute over tea led to further tension between the colonists and Great Britain.
  • Describe ways that the British Parliament punished the colonists for the Boston Tea Party.




1846 lithograph “The Destruction of Tea at Boston Harbor” by Nathaniel Currier


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