American tempest: how the Boston Tea Party sparked a revolution

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On Thursday, December 16, 1773, an estimated seven dozen men, many amateurishly disguised as Indians-then a symbol of freedom-dumped about Đ10,000 worth of tea in the harbor. Whatever their motives at the time, they unleashed a social, political, and economic firestorm that would culminate in the Declaration of Independence two and a half years later. The Boston Tea Party provoked a reign of terror in Boston and other American cities, with Americans inflicting unimaginable barbarities on each other. Tea parties erupted in American cities up and down the colonies. The turmoil stripped tens of thousands of Americans of their dignity, their homes, their properties, and their birthrights-in the name of liberty and independence. Nearly 100,000 Americans left the land of their forefathers forever in what was history's largest exodus of Americans from America. Nonetheless, John Adams called the Boston Tea Party nothing short of "magnificent." And he went on to say that the "destruction of tea is so bold, so daring, so firm...it must have important consequences." Ironically, few if any Americans today-even those who call themselves Tea Party Patriots-would be able to name even one of the estimated eighty participants in the original Boston Tea Party. Nor are many Americans aware of the "important consequences" of the Tea Party. The acute shortage of tea that followed the Tea Party, of course, helped transform Americans into coffee drinkers, but its effects went far beyond culinary tastes. The Tea Party would affect so many American minds, hearts, and souls that it helped spawn a new, independent nation whose citizens would govern themselves.
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subject_facet Boston (Mass.) -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783, Boston Tea Party, 1773, Boston Tea Party, Boston, Mass., 1773, HISTORY / United States / Revolutionary Period (1775-1800), Massachusetts -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783, Tea tax (American colonies), United States -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783 -- Causes
title_display American tempest : how the Boston Tea Party sparked a revolution
title_full American tempest : how the Boston Tea Party sparked a revolution / Harlow Giles Unger, American tempest : how the Boston Tea Party sparked a revolution [electronic resource] / Harlow Giles Unger
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title_sub how the Boston Tea Party sparked a revolution
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