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History: December 16 – On this day back in 1773 – The Boston Tea Party

On the night of December 16, 1773 – Patriot demonstrators and members of the Sons of Liberty some disguised as Native Americans, destroyed an entire shipment of tea sent by the East India Company. The “Boston Tea Party” was a political and mercantile protest and a significant event in the growth of the American Revolution. Parliament responded in 1774 with the Intolerable Acts, or Coercive Acts, which, among other provisions, ended local self-government in Massachusetts and closed Boston’s commerce. Colonists up and down the Thirteen Colonies in turn responded to the Intolerable Acts with additional acts of protest, and by convening the First Continental Congress, which petitioned the British monarch for repeal of the acts and coordinated colonial resistance to them. The crisis escalated, and the American Revolutionary War began near Boston in 1775. This event was perhaps the single most important action leading to the American Revolution. From season two of the hard-to-find historical TV series and it showcases our Historical Recreations work for the Fox Series “Legends & Lies: The Patriots.” Dramatic Recreations produced by LionHeart FilmWorks and directed by Kevin R. Hershberger. Also visit: https://www.bostonteapartyship.com

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