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Discover what led American colonists in 1773 to toss tea into the Boston Harbor in what became known as the Boston Tea Party.
Before the Revolutionary War, American colonists were taxed heavily for importing tea from Britain. The colonists, not fans of "taxation without representation", reacted by dumping tea into the Boston Harbor, a night now known as the Boston Tea Party. Ben Labaree gets into the nitty-gritty of that famous revolutionary act.
Lesson by Ben Labaree, animation by Nick Fox-Gieg Animation.
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