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How many chests of tea were dumped overboard at the Boston Tea Party, Dec. l6, 1773?

Question #14495. Asked by Maggie. (Nov 14 01 2:12 AM)

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342 chests

 Nov 14 01, 3:17 AM
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Most web sites would agree with 342 chests but differ only in the total value. I have found a web site that comes up with a different figure again, which states: -
In 1773, Bostonians dressed up as Indians and threw a mixture of Ceylon and Darjeeling tea from Sri Lanka and India into the Boston Harbor.
http://ross.pvt.k12.ny.us/boston/tea.htm
This was known as the Boston Tea Party. The British called it an outrage. The Bostonians planned the whole thing at the Old South Meeting House.
80 whole and 34 half chests of tea were thrown into the Boston Harbor. That would have been enough to make 24 million cups of tea. Also, today the cost of the amount of tea that was thrown into the Harbor would be worth about one million dollars (which is why King Gorge was furious).

 Nov 14 01, 8:27 AM

 The boston tea party (1773) was thee result of a tax imposed on tea,how much tax per pound (one cent,two cents,three cents,four cents)?

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