The Boston Tea Party by Ida Walker

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Samuel Adams and the Patriots were determined that the ship would not be allowed to unload its tea. Adams, members of the Sons of Liberty, ᇺᇺ ᇺᇺ countries and chose to ignore the laws. Britain chose Planning the Party This angered Rhode Island’s colonists, who felt the taxes and laws were unfair. On June 9, 1772, the Gaspee went after a small trading ship whose captain purposely led the Gaspee to shallow water where it ran aground. Approximately 60 colonists boarded the Gaspee. They defeated the crew, Dudingston surrendered his ship, and the Gaspee was set on fire.

She stated that if women were not listened to in the legislation of the laws, women should not feel obligated to obey those laws. Twenty-four years after the Boston Tea Party, Abigail Adams’s husband, John Adams, became the second president of the United States (1797– ᇺᇺ 1801). Their son, John Quincy Adams, became president in 1825. • 36 • Membership Speaking and writing against the British government and its policies were dangerous acts. Organizing and acting out against their policies was even more dangerous.

In all likelihood, the groups formed about the same time. The purpose of both groups was to protest the newly passed Stamp Act. Eventually, each of the 13 colonies had a Sons of Liberty group. In Boston, membership in The Loyal Nine quickly grew, so they changed their name. The name Sons of Liberty actually came from a member of Parliament. Isaac Barre was a supporter of the American colonies. 1 The was planted in the Massachusetts colony in 1646 colonists, and the newly named Sons and stood for almost 130 of Liberty, proved him right.

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