Details: This poster shows a black and white drawing of a group of people dumping boxes of tea into the Boston Harbor. Some of the people are dressed up as Native Americans.
The Boston Tea Party was a protest by colonists in Boston, a town in the British colony of Massachusetts, against the British government. On December 16, 1773, after officials in Boston refused to return three shiploads of taxed tea to Britain, a group of colonists boarded the ships and destroyed the tea by throwing it into Boston Harbor. The incident remains an iconic event of American history, and has often been referenced in other political protests. The Tea Party was the culmination of a resistance movement throughout British America against the Tea Act. Colonists objected to the Tea Act for a variety of reasons, especially because they believed that it violated their right to be taxed only by their own elected representatives.
This poster is usually printed with a thin white edge border.