The Boston Tea Party was a protest by the Sons of Liberty in Boston Massachusetts against taxation imposed by the British on the American colonies. The Sons of Liberty, disguised as Indians and led by Samuel Adams boarded three ships in Boston harbour. They threw the cargo of tea overboard. The protest led to the imposition of further punitive measures by the British Government and brought the two sides closer to war.
The Boston Tea Party occurred in the year 1773 On This Day.
Boston Tea Party Museum-Greater Boston
Photo by Massachusetts Office of Travel & Tourism
Boston Tea Party Ship & Museum, Boston (493623) by Bob Linsdell on 2013-10-01 16:58:02