Today is the anniversary of the Boston Tea Party, which seems a fitting time to launch our timeline of the American Revolutionary War. You can now overlay the events of the war onto your own family history timeline.
On this day in 1773, Samuel Adams and the “Sons of Liberty” boarded three ships in Boston Harbour and threw 342 chests of tea overboard. It was a reaction to the Tea Act, passed by the British Parliament earlier in the year, which colonists believed violated their rights. This event and the British reaction to it were significant in the escalation of the American Revolution (The War of Independence).
The financial cost of the “Tea Party” was significant, with more than £9,000 (present day value around £1 million) of tea dumped into Boston Harbour.
Here’s our timeline of the American Revolutionary War:
Add the American Revolutionary War to your Twile timeline:
- Click the ‘In View’ button at the top of your Twile timeline
- Move the slider on the right hand side of the window
- Click ‘Done’