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America’s Revolution: Boston Tea Party III


Lead: On December 17, 1773 approximately sixty men boarded three merchant vessels anchored in Boston Harbor. They tossed into the water, 340 chests of prime Cantonese tea belonging to the British East India Company. Intro.: A Moment in Time with Dan Roberts. Content: Earlier that year the British Parliament had

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America’s Revolution: Boston Tea Party II


Lead: The Boston Tea Party was the result of attempts by the government of Great Britain to collect taxes, but also to protect the tea monopoly. Intro.: A Moment in Time with Dan Roberts. Content: The circumstances producing conflict are rarely simple. For generations Americans have been told the story

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America’s Revolution: Boston Tea Party I


Lead: On a cold December night in 1773, a small group of men disguised with printer’s ink and paint vandalized three cargo ships lying at anchor in Boston Harbor. The so-called Boston Tea Party was a milestone on the road to Revolution. Intro.: A Moment in Time with Dan Roberts.

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