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Unformatted text preview: The ships and the tree in the background signify the colonists liberty. They are dumping tea off the ships to make their statement. This represented the Boston Tea Party; the colonists threw tea off the ships to contest the tea tax. The tea tax was one of several taxes imposed by the British to help raise money to cover the expenses from the Seven Years War. Reference Davidson, J., Gienapp, W., Heyrman, C., Lytle, M., & Stoff, M., (2006). Nation of nations: A concise narrative of the American Republic (4 th ed.). Boston: McGraw Hill. Nations of nations: A concise narrative of the American Republic Online Learning Center. http://highered.mcgraw-hill.com/sites/0072970871/student_view0/chapter5/psi_science_paying_the_exciseman./ html...
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