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The Boston Tea Party was a non-violent resistance movement by U.S. patriots against the 1773 Tea Act by the British Parliament. The protest was headed by the Sons of Liberty who threw 342 chests of tea into Boston Harbor. What resulted was a harsh response from the British. The Intolerable Acts where passed almost immediately afterwards, taking away self-government from the colonists. The Boston Tea Party was one of the main events leading to the American Revolution. More interesting information and detailed facts of what took place during this turbulent time in U.S. history are listed below in a kid-friendly format.

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