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Boston tea party

Boston tea party took place on Dec. 16, 1773; seems to have been so-called by 1824. See TEA PARTY (Cf. tea party).

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  • Boston Tea Party — n. a protest (1773) against the British duty on tea imported by the American colonies: colonists boarded British ships in Boston harbor and dumped the tea overboard …   English World dictionary

  • Boston Tea Party — For other uses, see Boston Tea Party (disambiguation) …   Wikipedia

  • Boston Tea Party — Die Vernichtung von Tee bei der Boston Tea Party; Lithografie von Sarony Major (1846) Boston Tea Party ist die Bezeichnung für einen Akt des Widerstandes gegen die britische Kolonialpolitik im Hafen der nordamerikanischen Stadt Boston am 16.… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Boston Tea Party — 42° 21′ 13″ N 71° 03′ 09″ W / 42.3536, 71.0524 …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Boston Tea Party — I Boston Tea Party   Nach Beendigung des Siebenjährigen Krieges zwischen Großbritannien und Frankreich beschloss das britische Parlament, zum Ausgleich des durch die Kriegskosten stark verschuldeten Staatshaushalts auch die amerikanischen… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Boston Tea Party — Boston Tea Par|ty, the a protest in Boston in 1773 against the British tax on tea, when tea was thrown from British ships into the water. This is often considered to be the event that started the American Revolutionary War …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Boston Tea Party — Amer. Hist. a raid on three British ships in Boston Harbor (December 16, 1773) in which Boston colonists, disguised as Indians, threw the contents of several hundred chests of tea into the harbor as a protest against British taxes on tea and… …   Universalium

  • Boston Tea Party — noun demonstration (1773) by citizens of Boston who (disguised as Indians) raided three British ships in Boston harbor and dumped hundreds of chests of tea into the harbor; organized as a protest against taxes on tea • Topics: ↑history • Regions …   Useful english dictionary

  • BOSTON TEA-PARTY —    the insurgent American colonists who, disguised as Indians, boarded, on Dec. 16, 1773, three English ships laden with tea, and hurled several hundred chests of it into Boston harbour, making it black with unexpected tea …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • Boston Tea Party — noun a raid on British ships in Boston Harbour on 16 December 1773, in which the American colonists of the area, disguised as Native Americans, threw tea into the harbour as a protest against British taxes on tea …   Australian English dictionary

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