What You Didn’t Know About the Boston Tea Party

By Karen Harris
Boston Tea Party, 26 December 1773. Inhabitants of Boston, Massachusetts, dressed as American Indians, throwing tea from vessels in the harbour into the water as a protest against British taxation. Source: (alamy.com)

Our U.S. history lessons in elementary school often include the bold and rebellious act by the American colonists of raiding a British cargo ship and dumping loads of tea into Boston Harbor to protest taxation through the newly imposed Tea Act. But there was a lot more to the Boston Tea Party than we are taught in school. Here are some of the things you probably didn’t know about the Boston Tea Party.