The aftermath of the Boston Tea Party and the involvement of the East India Company had profound repercussions. In response to the colonists' defiant act, the British government passed the Intolerable Acts in 1774, which closed the port of Boston, curtailed self-governance and imposed military control. These measures strengthened colonial unity and resistance, leading to the First Continental Congress and fuelling the desire for independence.
The Boston Tea Party was a major blow to the East India Company's dominance, with the destruction of their tea cargo diminishing their authority and profitability, leading to their eventual withdrawal. Despite attempts to hand the company a tea monopoly through the Tea Act, the colonists' boycotts and defiance undermined their influence and contributed to the escalating tensions that eventually led to the American Revolution.
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The East India Company originally offered to cover the cost of the tax for the colonists? The Company’s attempts were futile, with colonists’ desires for independence from Great Britain triumphing, changing the course of history forever.
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