It features reenactments, a documentary, and a number of interactive exhibits. The price of legally imported tea was actually reduced by the Tea Act of ByBritish citizens in Great Britain were paying on a per capita basis 10 times as much in taxes as the average "American" in the 13 colonies, though some colonies had higher taxes than others.
Gandhi led a mass burning of Indian registration cards in South Africa ina British newspaper compared the event to the Boston Tea Party. Britons and British Americans agreed that, according to the constitution, British subjects could not be taxed without the consent of their elected representatives.
Swedish settlers in Delaware were offered a year tax exemption. Once again, colonial resistance had undermined the new system of taxation, and once again, the British government bowed to reality without abandoning the principle that it had rightful authority to tax the colonies.
The revenue raised by these duties would be used to pay the salaries of royal colonial governors. Colonial resistance intensified until, three years after Parliament passed the Tea Act, the colonies declared their independence as the United States of America.
This possibility was investigated, but it was determined that the tea would simply be smuggled back into Great Britain, where it would undersell the taxed product. In Massachusetts, Governor Thomas Hutchinson was a part-owner of the business hired by the Company to receive tea shipped to Boston.
Although the British repealed most of these duties inthey maintained the specific tax on tea to make the point that the crown could tax when it chose to do so.