Monday, December 15, 2014

Boston Tea Party

Beautiful Boston Harbor

The Boston Tea Party (initially referred to by John Adams as "the Destruction of the Tea in Boston"[2]) was a political protest by the Sons of Liberty in Boston, on December 16, 1773. The demonstrators, some disguised as American Indians, destroyed an entire shipment of tea sent by the East India Company, in defiance of theTea Act of May 10, 1773. They boarded the ships and threw the chests of tea into Boston Harbor, ruining the tea. The British government responded harshly and the episode escalated into the American Revolution. The Tea Party became an iconic event of American history, and other political protests such as the Tea Party movement after 2010 explicitly refer to it.
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We were briefed about The Boston Tea Party before we proceed to the ship

The museum staff staged an act of a demonstrator on the ship

Tourists get the experience of throwing the ( fake ) chest of tea in Boston Harbor.The replica of Boston Tea Party Ship and The Museum is floating in the river.

We enjoyed the show very much. 

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