Boston Tea Party and Its Historical Meaning
I. There is no secret the relations between the British government and its American colonies were extremely tense for ages before the famous event known in a history as Boston Tea Party. It took placed on the night of December 16, 1773. Such issues as taxes and trade were discussed with a special enthusiasm. In order to provide American colonies with goods and money, British used to impose huge taxes. The first step on a way to the culmination in the shape of the Revolutionary War was a so-called Stamp Act of 1765. It was the first trial to provide a peaceful sky above both American colonists and Indians. However, the public demanded real actions instead of one more signed document.
A. Thesis statement. In my opinion, the Boston Tea Party of 1773 had a vivid impact on the Revolutionary War and its flow. Mostly this event was so significant because the colonists used Boston Tea Party as propaganda. The images of the aborigines throwing off tea were massively applied for the advertising campaign. Others evaluated these events as a chance to revolt. This outlook was spread throughout the colonies and pushed people to the revolution. Anyway, some people prefer to view tea party as the “incarnation of longstanding strands in US conservatism” (Williamson, Skocpol, and Coggin, 2011, p. 26) since famous Boston events.
B. There are several basic points to support my thesis. First of all, the East India Company was beneficial only for the British side. Not only Native Americans but the rest of the Europeans could win on selling tea abroad. That was the main push to realize the unfairness of British parliament. Second, the event contradicted all concerns about the concept of free trade. All acts aimed to improve the economic fairness were rejected one by one. Third, Boston Tea Party was the final impetus for the looming war for independence. At last, I will shortly describe the outcomes and consequences of Boston Tea Party....