Lead: In the 1700s the United States broke from England. No colony in history had done that before. This series examines America’s Revolution.

Intro: A Moment in Time with Dan Roberts

Content: By summer 1773, the brief abatement in active colonial resistance to British taxation which had ushered a time of political calm since early 1771 came to a crashing end. Parliament, clearly incapable of political subtlety or of learning from its past mistakes, passed the Tea Act. This bit of economic pretense contrived to at the same time continue the revenue stream into governmental coffers at 3 pennies or pence per pound, aid the financially troubled East India Company which was given a monopoly on the tea trade to America, and most importantly signaled that it would have its way in the colonies regardless of native public opinion.

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