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					Causes of the Boston Tea Party
        Mr. Monachino
    pmonachino@syrdiocese.org
      Seton Catholic Central




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    What is the Boston Tea Party?
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     Causes of Boston Tea Party
   British enforcement of
    smuggling duties
   The Sugar Act (1764)
   Stamp Act (1765)
   Townshend Acts
    (1767)
   Boston Massacre
    (1770)
   Tea Act (1773)

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               Your Job!
   As we discuss each of the major
    causes, fill out this handout and
    explain how each caused the Boston
    Tea Party!
    British Enforcement of Smuggling
                   Laws
   British need money to pay off debts
    from French and Indian War
    • Catch smugglers; which was everyone
   1763: All people accused of
    smuggling would be tried in
    Admiralty Courts
    • Not colonial courts where accused would
      be acquitted by sympathetic juries
            Sugar Act (1764)
   Raised taxes on sugar, molasses, silk,
    wine, and coffee




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              Stamp Act (1765)
   Taxed all printed
    materials
    •   Newspapers
    •   Mortgages
    •   Licenses
    •   Playing Cards
    •   Etc.
    •   Repealed in 1766
        Townshend Act (1767)
   Taxes on glass,
    lead, paper, paint,
    and tea
   Allowed British
    customs officers to
    search any ship.



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        Boston Massacre (1770)
   British troops were
    sent to the colonies to
    enforce the Acts
   Snow balls and rocks
    thrown at soldiers
   No one knows how
    shots first fired
   5 Colonists Dead
   John Adams: Boston
    Massacre Scene

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              Tea Act (1773)
   Actually lowered
    the cost of tea!
   Made British
    shipped Tea
    cheaper than the
    Colonial smuggled
    Dutch Tea
   Colonists were set
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               Questions
   How did each tax/event cause the
    Boston Tea Party?
   Which one was the most important?
   Which one was the least important?
   How would Britain respond to the
    Party?
            Relating to Today
   Modern Day Tea Party Movement
    • How does this relate to Tea Party of 1773?




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    More Information on Boston Tea
                Party
   How Stuff Works: Boston Tea Party
   Eye Witness Account

				
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