"The Boston Tea Party was a political protest that occurred on December 16, 1773, at Griffin's Wharf in Boston, Massachusetts. American colonists, frustrated and angry at Britain for imposing “taxation without representation,” dumped 342 chests of tea, imported by the British East India Company into the harbor".
Two simple questions:
- How did the colonists "get the British" by this behavior? It wasn't like the tea was owned by the crown.
- Why did they choose to ruin and dump such valuable tea, why didn't they just steal it for themselves?