The Boston Tea Party is well known for protesting the Tea Act of 1773, but it was in Philadelphia where the rebellious spirit against the newest tea tax began. Students will read a persuasive letter written by Philadelphians to a tea ship captain from London in which they threaten tarring and feathering should he unload the detested cargo. The primary source is followed by text-dependent questions, including an analysis of the persuasive techniques used by the Philadelphians.
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