Why did the British raise taxes on tea?
The tax on tea had existed since the passing of the 1767 Townshend Revenue Act. The tea tax was kept in order to maintain Parliament’s right to tax the colonies. The Tea Act was not intended to anger American colonists, instead it was meant to be a bailout policy to get the British East India Company out of debt.
How did the Tea Act give an unfair advantage to the British East India Company?
How did the Tea Act give an unfair advantage to the British East India Company? It lowered taxes for the East India Company and allowed the company to sell it at a lower price than the colonies could. This heightened colonial resistance to British laws that colonists considered unjust.
What was the real reason for the Boston Tea Party?
On Dec. 16, 1773 an entire shipment of tea was tossed into Boston Harbor to protest the British Parliament’s tax on tea. This act of protest against taxation without representation escalated into the Great American Revolutionary War for independence from Great Britain.
Did the Stamp Act cause the Boston Massacre?
Since 1765 the people of Boston had been heading protests against British taxation, first against the Stamp Act and then in 1767 against the Townshend Acts. Riots and protests were common occurrences as well as attacks on tax officials. On October 1768 troops arrived in Boston requested by Governor Francis Bernard.
How did the Boston Massacre end?
Eight soldiers, one officer, and four civilians were arrested and charged with murder, and they were defended by future U.S. President John Adams. Six of the soldiers were acquitted; the other two were convicted of manslaughter and given reduced sentences.
What started the Boston Massacre?
The Boston Massacre began the evening of March 5, 1770 with a small argument between British Private Hugh White and a few colonists outside the Custom House in Boston on King Street. The argument began to escalate as more colonists gathered and began to harass and throw sticks and snowballs at Private White.
When did the Boston Massacre end?
Who was responsible for the Boston Tea Party?
leader Samuel Adams