First, I want to start saying that I am not an expert on this subject. In case if you think I am. The information I am sharing with you today is from a trip I went on a couple of days ago. I already mentioned in my earlier post that I am in Boston, Massachusetts right now. Therefore, I visited the Boston tea party ships and the museum. I have to say I had a pleasant time and I learned much valuable information that worth sharing with you.
The Boston tea party was a political protest against Britain rule by colonist in December 1773 at Boston Harbor. Colonists did not have voting right in the British Parliament, and the parliament imposed taxation on any goods at any time. One of them was a tea act. The parliament imposed taxation on tea to provide financial aid to East Indian Company by giving them a monopoly on all tea exported to the colonies and a tax exemption on the export. This act made colonist upset, and they dumped 342 chests of tea that sent by the British government into the Boston Harbor. In the beginning, the event called“the destruction of the tea” for a long time; then it took the name of the Boston tea party.
I want to mention something interesting before I go into my facts. The ship visit is like a role play, and you will be taking a part of the event when you visit. I mean it is great if you think about it. You get to play in the actual event as one of the Protestants. My character was fascinating; I was John Crane, apparently the guy who got knocked unconscious by a falling tea crate in the hold of a ship. Other protestors thought he was dead and wrapped him in a rug and hide him in the nearby carpenter shop. He woke up hours later and reported that he was the only man who got harmed in the Boston Tea Party movement. Luckily I did not have to demonstrate the accident part. That was a cool experience.