What happened as a result of the Boston Tea Party?

1 Answer
Sep 2, 2016

As a result of the Boston Tea Party, tension between Great Britain and the colonies grew, which led to Great Britain imposing what would be known as the Intolerable Acts.


As an act of showing how upset they were about the new tax imposed on tea (or in other words, as a way of showing the British a piece of their mind), the colonists in Massachusetts decided to throw 342 trunks of tea into the Boston Harbor.

However, the colonists didn't achieved their main goal, which was to get Great Britain to understand them. Instead, in some way, this had a totally opposite effect. For instance, It did get the attention of the King and Parliament (they were furious).

They decided that the colonists must be punished, just as a naughty child was punished for destroying something which belonged to his parents. The list of punishments was long and severe.

Moreover, that is where the Intolerable Acts come in. Furthermore, they include the following:
enter image source here

In conclusion, even tough this might have had some kind of negative effect, it contributed to the cause of war which means that it created a pathway to the great turning point of the colonist's life, the Revolutionary War.