British Tea Act

About the Act

The Tea Act was an Act passed by the Parliament of Great Britain on May 10, 1773. Before this act was passed, the East India Company was only allowed to ship their tea directly to London. However, the Tea Act enabled them to ship the tea straight to the colonies.

British Parliment started taxing the colonists on tea to pay back all of their debts. The colonists stopped drinking tea so Britain couldn't recieve anymore money. However, Great Britain continued to tax the tea. The colonists became very mad and took action on December 22, 1774.

This event also took place in Boston about one year before. Here is a short video about it.