Happy Tea Party Day 16 December 1773 THE BOSTON TEA PARTY graphic by Thothhotep erdevianta #ICYMI Today we celebrate the 243rd Anniversary of The Boston Tea Party recognized as one of the first major acts of rebellion against the taxation tyranny of the British Crown Happy Tea Party Day More about the Boston Tea Party Ironically it was in response to LOWER taxes on tea from the failing East India Company which in effect created a monopoly on tea This in turn led to the Coercive Acts also known as the Intolerable Acts in 1774 The Coercive Acts closed Boston to merchant shipping established formal British military rule in Massachusetts made British officials immune to criminal prosecution in America and required colonists to quarter British troops The colonists subsequently called the first Continental Congress to consider a united American resistance to the British Samuel Adams and his Sons of Liberty had essentially launched America on her course towards independence Meme

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