1773年12月16日，大约50-60“自由女士”的革命性塞缪尔亚当斯伪装成莫霍克斯在茶叶上夺取了每磅税后的3美分的茶，登上了英国东印度茶公司船，倾倒了342箱英国茶叶进入波士顿港口被称为波士顿茶党。议会已通过1773年的茶法不调节贸易或使殖民地支付自己的行政费用，而是为了拯救近乎破产的英国东印度茶公司。茶法案给了公司垄断了美国茶叶贸易和授权在美国的价格比走私荷兰茶更便宜的1700万磅茶。尽管有储蓄，美国人不会接受他们被认为没有代表的税收。对波士顿茶党反应过度，英国人试图惩罚波士顿和马萨诸塞州的整个殖民地，其中一个难以忍受的行为 – 另一个在终极的一系列事件中LY导致美国独立。茶（196美元）的账单是1961年9月30日的支付。
原文：1773 Dec 16, Some 50-60 “Sons of Liberty” of revolutionary Samuel Adams disguised as Mohawks defied the 3 cents per pound tax on tea boarded a British East India Tea Company ship and dumped 342 chests of British tea into the Boston Harbor in what became known as the Boston Tea Party. Parliament had passed the 1773 Tea Act not to regulate trade or make the colonies pay their own administrative costs, but to save the nearly bankrupt British East India Tea Company. The Tea Act gave the company a monopoly over the American tea trade and authorized the sale of 17 million pounds of tea in America at prices cheaper than smuggled Dutch tea. In spite of the savings, Americans would not accept what they considered to be taxation without representation. Overreacting to the Boston Tea Party, the British attempted to punish Boston and the whole colony of Massachusetts with the Intolerable Acts of 1774–another in the series of events that ultimately led to American independence. A bill for the tea ($196) was paid Sep 30, 1961.