Monthly Archives: August 2013

Smuggling in Boston

The colonists were obsessed with tea and they even felt that it was a necessity in the household. So they certainly didn’t want to pay a tax for it. They began to find ways to smuggle in better tasting and … Continue reading

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The Making of Tea

Making tea was hard work. Workers in China would work for hours under the hot sun picking leaves and then they would dry the leaves. The leaves would then be transported to Canton, China to be prepared for their sea … Continue reading

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The Monopoly of the East India Company

Wanting to make even more money, the English government and the East India Company noticed that the American colonies were not paying a tax on tea, even though English residents were paying a tax on all the tea they drank. … Continue reading

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