On the night of December 16, 1773, the Sons of Liberty boarded a ship in Boston Harbor and destroyed the tea – dumping it in the water – as a way to protest the British government’s tax policies.

Supportive crowds stood on water’s edge. British sailors watched from afar, uncertain how to respond.
This act of protest was one of the most important steps towards Independence, demonstrating the resolve of the people to toss off the shackles of burdensome government and a tyrannical king.

Michael Quinn Sullivan

A graduate of Texas A&M, former newspaper reporter, one-time Capitol Hill staffer, think tank vice president, and an Eagle Scout, Michael Quinn Sullivan and his wife have three children. He is the publisher of Texas Scorecard. Check out his podcast, “Reflections on Life and Liberty.”

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