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Boston Tea Party


In our own nation, the Boston Tea Party represented a massive act of civil disobedience.
Martin Luther King, Jr.  --  Letter from a Birmingham Jail
  1773 protest against British taxes on tea in which citizens of Boston disguised themselves as Native Americans, raided three British ships in Boston harbor, and dumped hundreds of chests of tea into the harbor
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  • In our own nation, the Boston Tea Party represented a massive act of civil disobedience.
    Martin Luther King, Jr.  --  Letter from a Birmingham Jail
  • After the Boston Tea Party, in 1773, when the anger of the American colonists against their British rulers began to spill over, dozens of committees and congresses of angry colonists sprang up around New England.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  The Tipping Point
  • As the Embargo Bill, with his help, became law, a storm of protest arose in Massachusetts reminiscent of the days of the Boston Tea Party.
    John F. Kennedy  --  Profiles in Courage
  • He doesn’t much like tea, but considers it a social duty to drink it in this country; and to greet all jokes about the Boston Tea Party, of which there have been too many, with an aloof but indulgent smile.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Alias Grace

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  • By the time of the destruction of the tea, what was later to become known as the Boston Tea Party in December 1773, he had again moved the family to Boston.
    David McCullough  --  John Adams
  • Prof kept saying we needed a "Boston Tea Party," referring to mythical incident in an earlier revolution, by which he meant a public ruckus to grab attention.
    Robert A. Heinlein  --  The Moon is a Harsh Mistress
  • Thomas Jefferson noted this while reflecting on the tiny incentive that led to the Boston Tea Party and, in turn, the American Revolution: "So inscrutable is the arrangement of causes and consequences in this world that a two-penny duty on tea, unjustly imposed in a sequestered part of it, changes the condition of all its inhabitants."
    Steven D. Levitt & Stephen J. Dubner  --  Freakonomics
  • He read, "The immediate cause of the American War of Independence was what is called the Boston Tea Party.
    Graham Greene  --  The Power and the Glory
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Associated words [difficulty]:   Boston Tea Party [8] , Lexington and Concord [6] , Minutemen [7] , Continental Congress [5] , Lexington and Concord [6] , The Federalist Papers [6] , Federalist Party [7] , Minutemen [7] , Great Compromise [8]
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