The Boston Tea Party story fascinated this Cubanito years ago

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Like many of you, I found US history fascinating. One of my favorite stories was The Boston Tea Party of 1773.

We remember today the 245th anniversary of the day that a bunch of tea was thrown into the waters of the Boston harbor:

“On this day in 1773, a group of Massachusetts colonists disguised as Mohawk Indians board three British tea ships moored in Boston Harbor and dump 342 chests of tea into the water.

Now known as the “Boston Tea Party,” the midnight raid was a protest of the Tea Act of 1773, a bill enacted by the British parliament to save the faltering British East India Company by greatly lowering its tea tax and granting it a virtual monopoly on the American tea trade. The low tax allowed the company to sell its tea even more cheaply than that smuggled into America by Dutch traders.

Many colonists viewed the act as yet another example of Britain’s taxation tyranny.”

Yes they did. A few years later, those colonists declared their independence from The British crown. The story fascinated me and inspired this young “cubanito” to learn everything about this wonderful nation that welcomed us.

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