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Boston Tea Party

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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun 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.

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  • noun 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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  • It famously became known as the Boston Tea Party and serves as the symbol for tax hawks the country over.

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  • It became known as the Boston Tea Party and led to the American Revolution against the Crown of England which had imposed several taxes - including duties on imported tea - on the colonies to pay for victories in French and Indian Wars.

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  • It famously became known as the Boston Tea Party and serves as the symbol for tax hawks the country over.

    The Daily News - News

  • It famously became known as the Boston Tea Party and serves as the symbol for tax hawks the country over.

    The Daily News - News

  • It famously became known as the Boston Tea Party and serves as the symbol for tax hawks the country over.

    The Daily News - News

  • It famously became known as the Boston Tea Party and serves as the symbol for tax hawks the country over.

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  • The colonists 'principled act of domestic terrorism in 1773, that we refer to as the Boston Tea Party, was a very different matter from today's imbecilic right-wing revolt against taxation and regulation per se, as displayed by the angry mob at the Hyannis Airport this past week.

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  • It famously became known as the Boston Tea Party and serves as the symbol for tax hawks the country over.

    The Daily News - News

  • It famously became known as the Boston Tea Party and serves as the symbol for tax hawks the country over.

    The Daily News - News

  • It famously became known as the Boston Tea Party and serves as the symbol for tax hawks the country over.

    The Daily News - News

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