Tea Act

Brookelynn Russell & Brett Topolewski. Period 9

Have you noticed the price on tea lately? In May 10, 1773 the Tea Act was passed in Britain by the parliament, and the East India Company. The Tea Act is an Act of the Parliament of Great Britain to expand the British East India Company's monopoly on the tea trade to all British colonies, selling excess tea at a reduced price. The Tea Act was primarily set up to prop up the East India Company and help pay off the debts of the war. This angered the colonists, because there is now even more taxation, and they set the Act, to raise money for the East India Company. The East India Company went bankrupt, and needed money but the colonists did not want their tax to go to them.

Doree Schwarz & Juan Ibarra


k how much the tea prices are now! The Parliament and the East India Company passed the Tea Act on May 10, 1773 in Britian. The Tea Act was designed to prop up East India Company, and since the French and Indian War cost so much, the Tea Act was supposed to help pay it off. The Tea Act was also created to lower the price of tea without officially repealing the tea tax. The colonists got angry by these reasons so now there is more taxes to raise money for the East India Company. The East India Company became bankrupt, and the colonists didn't want the taxes to go to the company. All of this lead the Boston Tea Party, which took place in Boston 1773. Colonists boarded three British ships dumping 342 barrels of British tea into the harbor.

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Have you seen the price of tea? It's outrageous! It all started on May 10, 1773, in Boston a british east company went into deep financal trouble. They could not sell tea so the parliament put a tax on the tea for the colonies.

Mackenzie Rhea & Harley dozier

Dear Editor,

It is unfair as to why we have to buy fromboston_tea_party.jpg only one tea from the East India company. We do not want to be forced to buy only one type of tea. As John Locke said " you have the right to protect your life, libery, or property we have the right to over throw them".

Dear Editor

I beleive that the Tea Act is a good idea econimicaly for the British and East India Trading Company (EITC) although the colonies do not support it. It raises taxes on all other foreign tea except that which is brought in by the EITC so from the view of the British this act saves the EITC from collapsing in debt and encourages sales of British tea and by making a cheaper tea avaliable they hope to cut down smuggling of illegal foreign goods. But the colonists see the act as an another way for the British to restrict their rights and force them to do something. So while they still could buy other teas if they did it would be at an inflated price due to the import tax put down by the tea act. I hope by writing this letter to the editor I do not hope to persuade those who already have decided which side they support on this issue but instead to inform those who have not decided which side to support and to give both sides of the issue.

I also think its a good idea that they tax everything but England because there more money come in to England.

Kristoffer H and Savanaha F

Dustin and Kaitlyn Letter to the editor.

Dear Editor,

The issue of the Tea Act is that the British are taxing the colonies without giving them representation and tea is becoming very expensive unless you buy from the East India Company. Therefore you must be against the taxing of tea so you can buy your tea at a good price. This act occured in the 1770's in Britain. This act was passed because people where illegally smuggling tea because of the overpriced tea for the other companies other than the East India Company. This act was passed by Parliament which would lauch the final spark to the revolutionary movement n Boston. THe act was not intended to raise revenue in the American Colonies. I stand for the colonies that the tea should not be taxed for certain particular companies. All companies should be taxed but should be kept at a low price. My thoughts about this is that all tea should be taxed equally and with representaion and the prices should be inexpensive. The British are for the Tea Act because they feel