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Boston Tea Party

Badly disguised as Indians, a rowdy group of patriotic vandals kicked a revolution into motion

America’s 250th birthday celebration kicked off in grand fashion as a boisterous crowd watched tea being dumped in Boston harbor

On December 16, 2023, Boston claimed its place as the hotbed of revolution.

The Sons of Liberty must have known that Governor Thomas Hutchinson would never let the ships head back to London with the tea still aboard. So they gathered some reliable men, prepared disguises, and waited.

On December 16, 1773, at a crowded meeting in the largest church in Boston, the leather-dresser Adam Collson supposedly shouted, “Boston Harbor a tea-pot this night!” 

Enlisting an army of alter egos, Adams used the Boston press to make the case for American independence and to orchestrate a burgeoning rebellion.

For ten tumultuous years Sam Adams burned with a single desire: American independence from Great Britain.

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