A pivotal moment in American history, the Boston Tea Party unmasked the influence of the East India Company and launched a passionate call for independence.
In December 1773, disguised American colonists peacefully stormed British ships carrying the East India Company's tea cargo, dumping it directly into Boston Harbour.
The actions of the frustrated colonists conveyed a resounding message: they would no longer tolerate the oppressive taxes imposed by the British Crown.
The moment the tea hit the water, history changed forever. The Boston Tea Party marked a turning point, inspiring acts of resistance, culminating in the Declaration of Independence. Today, it remains a symbol of collective action against injustice and the unwavering pursuit of liberty and self-determination.
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