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What was the name of the group that protested the British government?
After Massachusetts Governor Thomas Hutchinson refused, Patriot leader Samuel Adams organized the “tea party” with about 60 members of the Sons of Liberty, his underground resistance group. The British tea dumped in Boston Harbor on the night of December 16 was valued at some $18,000.
What did Patriots in Boston dump into the harbor in a 1773 protest?
Boston Tea Party, (December 16, 1773), incident in which 342 chests of tea belonging to the British East India Company were thrown from ships into Boston Harbor by American patriots disguised as Mohawk Indians.
What were some British laws that caused colonists to protest and resist British rule?
The Intolerable Acts (passed/Royal assent March 31–June 22, 1774) were punitive laws passed by the British Parliament in 1774 after the Boston Tea Party. The laws were meant to punish the Massachusetts colonists for their defiance in the Tea Party protest in reaction to changes in taxation by the British Government.
How did the Patriots protest the new laws?
Groups of Patriots did not support Parliament’s new laws and began to protest. For example, in Boston, an effigy, (a type of dummy) was made to look like a stamp commissioner and hung in a tree. Later a group gathered shouting “Liberty, property, and no stamps.”
How did the colonists protest the British government?
The three general ways include fighting intellectually, violently, and economically. argued that the government is a social contract with citizens (the British did not have a fair “contract” with its citizens) advocated natural rights including life, liberty, and property (much of which the British took advantage of)
Who was the leader of the Massachusetts Patriots?
They began in New York and Massachusetts and then spread to other colonies. Samuel Adams was a leader in the Massachusetts group. These Patriots staged protests, but not all of the protests were peaceful. Sometimes customs officials were attacked.
Why did the British put the Patriots in their homes?
This angered the Patriots who felt the soldiers were only being placed in their homes to punish them for not supporting the British government. However, there were colonists who supported the the British government and approved of the Quartering Act. The British soldiers were sent to protect the colonies, so it made sense to help.