Boston Tea Party: Boston Tea Party By: Alyssa/Zeus, Ellie/Hades, and Skylar/Poseidon PowerPoint Presentation: December 16, 1773, after officials refused to return 3 shiploads of taxed tea a group of colonists boarded the ships and destroyed the tea. The incident remains an iconic event of American history. The Boston Tea Party was an event in the growth of the American Revolution. Parliament responded in 1774 with the Intolerable Acts. Colonists up and down the 13 Colonies in turn responded to the Intolerable Acts with additional acts of protest. PowerPoint Presentation: The crisis escalated, the American Revolutionary War began in 1775. As Europeans developed a taste for tea, rival companies were formed to import the product from China. When tea became popular in the British colonies, Parliament sought to eliminate foreign competition by allowing an act. PowerPoint Presentation: Until 1767, East India Company paid an ad tax about 25% on tea that imported to Great Britain. Parliament laid taxes on tea for consumption in Britain. These high taxes, combined the fact that tea imported to Holland was not taxed by Dutch government, that Britain's and British Americans could buy Dutch tea at much cheaper prices. PowerPoint Presentation: This PowerPoint is based on the book Can’t you make them behave King George. The author is Jean Fritz. We thought it would be a good idea to do our PowerPoint on the Boston Tea Party. The book also mentions something about the Boston Tea Party so we thought it would be a good idea. Thank you for listening . THE END!!!!!!!!!: THE END!!!!!!!!!