The Cursed Tea Act

The Tea Act was a law passed by British Parliament in 1773 which forced the colonists to pay a 3 penny tax on every pound of tea! This Act gave the East India Company a monopoly on selling tea to the American colonists. This meant that the colonists were forced to buy very expensive tea from the East India Company that wasn’t as good the tea the colonists would smuggle in from Holland. They were not allowed to buy tea from anywhere else.

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