Emily: The Boston Tea Party. Was it just about tea?
The Boston Tea Party is an infamous event in American history. On December 16, 1773, in protest against the taxes and customs being applied to the colonies by the British government, a group of American rebels, disguised as Indians, boarded three cargo ships in Boston Harbor and dumped overboard 45 tons of tea, for an estimated loss of £10,000. This incident is one of those considered to have sparked the American Revolution.