Dylan BernardKimberly ZarateEnglish 9BMarch, 24, 2021Informational EssayHave you ever wondered why the Boston tea party happened? Around 342 chests of teawere dumped into the water, 342 chests of tea in today's money is worth around 1,000,000dollars! An extreme amount of tea was dumped into the water, because of the British acts. Haveyour parents ever done something unreasonable that made you want to retaliate? That's just whatthe colonists did.Britain took over 13 states that happened to be Massachusetts, New Hampshire, RhodeIsland, Connecticut, New York, Pennsylvania, Delaware, New Jersey, Maryland, Virginia, NorthCarolina, South Carolina, and Georgia. After the states were taken over by Britain they werenamed the 13 colonies. The british were in great debt, they started to tax the colonists heavily.(Colonist: “a member or inhabitant of a colony”.) The first tax act that was put into act was TheStamp Act in the year 1765. The stamp act “taxed colonists on virtually every piece of printedpaper they used, from playing cards and business licenses to newspapers and legal documents.”.The british government thought these taxes were fair, although the colonists thought it wasunfair. In the year 1767 the Townshend Acts were put into place. The townshend acts “went astep further, taxing essentials such as paint, paper, glass, lead and tea”. The colonists wereinfuriated by the acts of the british government.
Later on March, 5, 1770, A fight broke out betweencolonists and british soldiers. Beforethe fight broke out, “an unruly group of colonists—frustrated with the presence of British