Boston Tea Party


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Boston Tea Party

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An incident occurring on December 16, 1773, in which American colonists raided three ships in Boston harbor, destroying their cargo of tea to protest a tax on tea imposed unilaterally on the American colonies by the British Parliament. Tensions between Britain and the colonies escalated after the incident, culminating in the outbreak of the American Revolution in 1775.

Boston Tea Party

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(Historical Terms) history US a raid in 1773 made by citizens of Boston (disguised as Indians) on three British ships in the harbour as a protest against taxes on tea and the monopoly given to the East India Company. The contents of several hundred chests of tea were dumped into the harbour
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Noun1.Boston Tea Party - demonstration (1773) by citizens of Boston who (disguised as Indians) raided three British ships in Boston harbor and dumped hundreds of chests of tea into the harborBoston Tea Party - demonstration (1773) by citizens of Boston who (disguised as Indians) raided three British ships in Boston harbor and dumped hundreds of chests of tea into the harbor; organized as a protest against taxes on tea
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U.S.A., United States, United States of America, US, USA, America, the States, U.S. - North American republic containing 50 states - 48 conterminous states in North America plus Alaska in northwest North America and the Hawaiian Islands in the Pacific Ocean; achieved independence in 1776
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