Tea Sets The Stage For The American Revolution - The Boston Tea Party & The Tea Act of 1773

Tea Sets The Stage For The American Revolution - The Boston Tea Party & The Tea Act of 1773

June 28, 2020 3 min read

As Independence Day approaches, we find ourselves at the crossroads of a new kind of revolution where we are reinventing what it means to be "American." Equality, oppression, the pursuit of happiness and liberty, all remain central themes as they were at the onset of the American Experiment. But it is not so well known that tea played a key role in kicking off the American Revolution; moreover taxes on tea. Remember hearing "taxation without representation?" Part of that is rooted in the Tea Act, which was passed by the British Parliament on May 10th, 1773. 
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