the tea act- the East India Company could sell their surplus tea to colonists at a discount.The colonists took this as a way to unfairly compete with local merchants by undercutting the brethren.
The colonists wouldn't let the tea be delivered from ships in Boston harbor and the Brits wouldn't command the ships to raise anchor and leave. SO what else...
the TEA PARTY- Enough already! On a December evening, a posse of colonists led by Sam Adams (cousin of John) and the Sons of Liberty led a raid on three British ships in Boston harbor...frocked up as Mohawk Indians.
They dumped out 342 cases of tea into the harbor while many colonists took in the sight.
Even the British admiral was watching from his room(safe)...and of course everyone knew they weren't really Mohawks...WAR was brewing-NOT TEA.
W. D. Cooper (London 1789)
ORIGINAL TEA LEAVES, steeped in Boston Harbor after being dumped overboard during the Boston Tea Party of December 16th, and collected on the shores of Dorchester Neck on the morning of December 17, 1773.
SEE? this will not go down in the historical archives- I hope.
The BOSTON Tea Party-they got it right.
Dexter, Freddy, Romi enjoy a tea party in London. The Blue Cross animal charity is starting a nationwide fund raising initiative to help animals in it's care.(2008)
Satirical drawing of the "Edenton Tea Party" published in a London Newspaper- March 1775. (Image courtesy of the North Carolina Office of Archives and History, Raleigh, North Carolina.) During the Revolution era, Edenton, North Carolina was a hotbed of political debate. After approximately fifty men, dressed like Indians, boarded ships on December 1773, and dumped tea in the Boston, Massachusetts harbor to protest imposing trade legislation, many North Carolinians approved.
Yeah!, WE in North Carolina got it right, and looked fabulous doing it. It took us many many many years to repeat it when NC went BLUE for THE PRESIDENT-GO OBAMA 2008!
The Mumps- one of the most obscure, but distinctive, New York bands of the late '70s, a theatrical fusion of pop, punk, glam rock. Lance Loud, lead singer-the band music was satire of '70s culture, predating the similar obsessions of the B-52's by years.
March 1876- Martha Washington Reception and Centennial Tea Party, New York. (Wood engraving from Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper)
...and next time don't forget the permit to dump tea in a park.
"The Tea Party effort is just a small piece of a much larger movement aimed at restoring the basic free-market principles our country was built on. The Constitution, for the most part, is being ignored by our current government and we intend on working together to correct the problem." FROM THEIR SITE
and from our original oppressors...BBC."When I arrived, the news was circulating that the authorities had made it known that no actual tea-bags (the demonstrators' favourite props) were to be brought on to the green space outside the White House - no-one seemed to be quite sure what the point of the ban was, or who exactly had imposed it."