Analysis: The Boston Tea Party

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In the dead of night, colonists creeped over to the British ships and threw over forty-five tons of tea into the Boston Harbor on a chilly December night in 1776. The American colonists are not justified in this extreme rebellion mishap because of the aftermath. The Boston Tea Party caused a great financial loss for the British, local business’ and property were demolished, and many laws were broken that night. The colonists were not justified for their actions because it made the British lose much profit. For example in the article “British Perspective” it stated, “The colonists have not fulfilled their responsibility to pay England back from defending them against the French and Indians in the war.” This illustrates that after the …show more content…
For example in British Perspective it says, “The colonists polluted the water in which locals can fish.” Since the water of the Boston Harbor was polluted, the fishermen can not retrieve the fish to make profit. If they can not make profit, they can not pay taxes. In addition to this, fishing is one of the main industries in the Boston Harbor. Also from British Perspective it states, “[There was] destruction of private property which hurts small businesses in the area.” When small business’ were hurt, those business’ could not sell any of their merchandise. There was no profit, so there was no way to pay taxes which ultimately led to closing of those small business’. Another piece of text evidence from British Perspective is, “flailing East India Company, which was deemed to be, in modern terms, “too big to fail.” This shows that after the colonists dumped over forty-five tons of tea bags, the East India Company would lose much profit because no one bought their tea or was able to buy it. By hurting business’ and property, the colonists are not justified in their participation in the Boston Tea