Policy + Politics

Policy + Politics

Wall Street Protests: An American Tradition

High Tea in Boston Harbor!

The famous Boston Tea Party of 1774 was one of the most successful pieces of political theater ever staged. Colonists protested a variety of British tax policies. Fifty members of “The Sons of Liberty” political organization boarded three ships in Boston Harbor and dumped 342 crates of Darjeeling tea into the sea in response to a parliamentary act that imposed restrictions on the purchase of tea in the colonies.


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