Boston Tea Party.
Key words include:
- British East India Company
- Boston Tea Party
- Tea Act of 1773
- Thomas Hutchinson
This PowerPoint presentation examines:
- Why Parliament repealed the Townshend Acts but kept a tax on tea.
- The British East India Company and why it was losing money.
- The Tea Act of 1773 and how this dropped the price of tea.
- Why colonists still wouldn’t buy taxed tea, “No taxation without representation.”
- Daughters of Liberty and raspberry tea.
- The significance of Massachusetts Royal Governor, Thomas Hutchinson, allowing three ships to dock in Boston Harbor.
- Samuel Adams organizing support and growing anger at the tea filled ships. Colonists wanting the ships returned to England.
- December 16, 1773, Adams and “Mohawk” Indians board the ship and throw over tons of tea.
Overarching Question (Thinking Focus Question):
- Why did American colonists protest against the Tea Act?
**CAN BE ALTERED!** This is lesson 9 of Road to Revolution Unit. It comes with an engaging and visually appealing 25-slide PowerPoint presentation with easy to understand content illustrated with charts and pictures. This PowerPoint lesson is accompanied by a three-page graphic organizer - answer key included!
Here are other lessons in this unit you may be interested in:
Lesson 1: Conflict in the Ohio River Valley
Lesson 2: Fort Necessity
Lesson 3: Albany Plan of Union (Congress)
Lesson 4: French and Indian War
Lesson 5: Proclamation Act of 1763
Lesson 6: Sugar Act and Stamp Act
Lesson 7: Townshend Act and Quartering Act
Lesson 8: The Boston Massacre
Lesson 9: The Boston Tea Party
Lesson 10: Intolerable Acts (Coercive Acts)
Lesson 11: Lexington and Concord
UNIT: Road to Revolution
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