Hi everyone. Tuesday has arrived again.The weeks are flying right by and it will be 2018 all too soon I think.
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Today my T Day post is all about a T party. Specifically, the Boston Tea Party.
Here's how Wikipedia describes this event in American History:
The Boston Tea Party was a political protest by the Sons of Liberty in Boston, Massachusetts, on December 16, 1773. The demonstrators, some disguised as Native Americans, in defiance of the Tea Act of May 10, 1773, destroyed an entire shipment of tea sent by the East India Company. They boarded the ships and threw the chests of tea into Boston Harbor. The British government responded harshly and the episode escalated into the American Revolution. The Tea Party became an iconic event of American history, and since then other political protests such as the Tea Party movement have referred to themselves as historical successors to the Boston protest of 1773.
The Tea Party was the culmination of a resistance movement throughout British America against the Tea Act, which had been passed by the British Parliament in 1773. Colonists objected to the Tea Act because they believed that it violated their rights as Englishmen to "No taxation without representation", that is, to be taxed only by their own elected representatives and not by a British parliament in which they were not represented. Protesters had successfully prevented the unloading of taxed tea in three other colonies, but in Boston, embattled Royal Governor Thomas Hutchinson refused to allow the tea to be returned to Britain.
The Boston Tea Party was a significant event in the growth of the American Revolution. Parliament responded in 1774 with the Coercive Acts, or Intolerable Acts, which, among other provisions, ended local self-government in Massachusetts and closed Boston's commerce. Colonists up and down the Thirteen Colonies in turn responded to the Coercive Acts with additional acts of protest, and by convening the First Continental Congress, which petitioned the British monarch for repeal of the acts and coordinated colonial resistance to them. The crisis escalated, and the American Revolutionary War began near Boston in 1775.
Last Friday I had to go into Boston for a doctor's appointment at Massachusetts General Hospital (better known as Mass General). My daughter took the day off also and came in with me. After my appointment we went for a little walk around the city and decided to explore part of the Freedom Trail,. The Freedom Trail is a 2.5 mile National Historic walk that brings you past some of the cities Revolutionary War historical spots. It was very windy Friday, making the 49 degrees feel like 25 degrees (9 degrees C feeling like -4 degrees C), so we only did a very short stretch of the walk, but as we also had to walk to and from the hospital we were both quite cold when we got back to the car,
One of the places we did visit was the museum in the Old Massachusetts State House, which you can see in the first photo of this post.
We decided to get out of the wind for a bit and paid to go through the museum in the Old State House. I had never been into this museum and it was really interesting.
And, they even had a couple of displays related to Tea.
So have a seat, kick off you buckle shoes and take off that tri-corner hat which is all the rage.
And if the silver tea pot isn't your style, you could go for this pretty set.
And of course the tea we will be drinking is not the tea that was sent to the bottom of Boston Harbor. Sorry to those of you coffee addicts.
There's a choice. Earl Grey or T Party blend breakfast tea.
What you can't see in a gift shop. :)
Now I would have thought that those tri-corner hats had gone out of style centuries ago, but I guess I was wrong.
This crowd was outside of Starbuck's and notice the hat on the man on the right.
And a Starbucks had a cool teapot outside of their door.
It was even steaming. :)
This teapot has been hanging on this building in Boston since 1873 and could hold over 200 gallons of water. It is not something Starbucks put up.
Wishing all you T Ladies in the US a happy Thanksgiving. And to all you T days, hope you have a wonderful day.
Thanks for visiting.