December 16, 1773

The Boston Tea Party

Samuel Adams and a crowd estimated at 5,000 to 7,000 people at the Old South Meeting House learns of Lieutenant Governor Thomas Hutchinson's refusal to allow three ships with tea consignments to leave Boston Harbor. Adams then declares their meeting "can do nothing more to save the country." Soon after, a group disguised as Mohawk warriors proceed to the ships, which they board and dump into the harbor 342 casks of tea, worth £10,000.

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