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Boston Tea Party December 16th, 1773

December 16, 2009
Samuel Adams

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Why Samuel Adams and not a picture of the Boston Tea Party?  Because the purpose and intent was to awaken the mind to proper principles of relationship . . . not just the emotion of hate.  An important message for all our ‘community organizers’.

How much tea got dumped in the Boston Tea Party? On this date in 1773, Bostonians emptied the holds of three tea-bearing British ships into Boston Harbor to protest the British tax on tea imported to the colonies. A group of men led by Samuel Adams disguised themselves as Native Americans and dumped some 18,000 pounds of tea into the water. As punishment, Parliament passed the Intolerable Acts, which, among other things, effectively closed the Massachusetts port until restitution for the spoiled tea would be made. This served to further unite the colonies in their opposition to the British. The Boston Tea Party was one of a series of events that led to the American Revolution.
Quote: “It does not require a majority to prevail, but rather an irate, tireless minority keen to set brush fires in people’s minds.”Samuel Adams

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