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BOSTON TEA PARTY (1773) At nine o'clock on the night of December 16, 1773, a band of Bostonians disguised as Native Americans boarded the British merchant ship Dartmouth and two companion vessels anchored at Griffin's Wharf in Boston harbor.When did the Boston Tea Party start and end?
December 16, 1773. The Boston Tea Party took place on the winter night of Thursday, December 16, 1773. According to eyewitness testimonies, the Boston Tea Party occurred between the hours of 7:00 and 10:00 PM and lasted for approximately three hours.What are some interesting facts about the Boston Tea Party?
Interesting Boston Tea Party Facts: The Boston Tea Party took place a few years after the Boston Massacre, which took place on March 5th, 1770. Most American colonists consumed, on average, 2 to 3 cups of tea each day. It was estimated that approximately 90% of the tea being drank by American colonists was smuggled in.What was the punishment for the Boston Tea Party?
The British passed the Intolerable Acts as punishment for the Boston Tea Party. They closed the Boston Harbor demanding the city had to pay for the tea that had been dumped into the harbor.