The Boston Tea Party is one of the most memorable episodes in American history. The event involved the Sons of Liberty (180+), in Native-American costumes, who boarded three ships owned by the East India Company. They destroyed 342 chests of tea in their patriotic protest, which was inspired by what they considered illegal (and unconstitutional) taxes.
The Intolerable Acts was the American Patriots’ name for a series of punitive laws passed by the British Parliament in 1774 after the Boston Tea party. They were meant to punish the Massachusetts colonists for their defiance in throwing a large tea shipment into Boston harbor. (wikipedia)
Unit Study Resources for the Boston Tea Party:
- A Book Geek
Here’s a timeline, a brief overview, top facts, and more resources related to the Boston Tea Party.
- The American Revolution for Kids
Primary students will enjoy this resource created by fifth-grade students.
- High Tea in Boston Harbor
Presented by PBS, this educational website chronicles the American Revolution.
- The Boston Tea Party
From the Kidport Reference Library website, students can learn about the events leading to the Boston Tea Party and access links to related information.
- Boston Tea Party on the History Channel
- An Eyewitness Account of the Boston Tea Party As Told By George Hewes
- Lego Reenactment of Boston Tea Party
Free Kindle Resources
- The Yankee Tea-party Or, Boston in 1773
- Tea Leaves Being a Collection of Letters and Documents relating to the shipment of Tea to the American Colonies in the year 1773, by the East India Tea … notices of the Boston Tea Party) affiliate links used
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