The Boston Tea Party was a protest against the British government’s decision to tax tea. In an effort to raise money for the British Empire, King George III (who ruled from 1760 to 1820) passed laws that required all Americans to buy tea from England, even though there were many teas available for purchase in America.
The British government wanted to raise money to pay off their debts from the French and Indian War (1754-1763). They decided that they needed more money from taxes. The first place they looked was at the colonies. In 1765, Parliament passed a law taxing all imported goods in order to pay for the war debt. The colonists were outraged because they had no representation in Parliament and felt that this tax was unfair since it only applied to them.
The Boston Tea Party was a protest against British taxation and monopoly over trade policy. It took place on December 16, 1773, in Boston Harbor, Massachusetts. The event was organized by Samuel Adams, John Hancock and other members of the Sons of Liberty.