The Tea Party, then and now
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DATELINE: Boston, May 11, 1773. A group of demonstrators, some disguised as Native Americans, destroyed an entire shipment of tea owned by the East India Company. They boarded the ships and threw the chests of tea into Boston Harbor. The act was the culmination of a resistance movement throughout British America against the Tea Act that had been passed by the British Parliament earlier this year.