As we wrap up our year of fabulous social studies work in our class with a study of the American Revolution (and bring to life a slice of American history with our play about the Boston Tea Party), please check out the websites below to gather further background information.
Boston Tea Party Museum websiteboston-tea-party-facts
Key Historical Players:
Thomas Boylston – As prominent Boston merchants, the Boylstons inevitably joined in the growing dispute over Parliamentary regulation and taxation of American commerce and goods. Both the business papers illustrating this traffic and the letters of friends and associates such as William Cooper, Harrison Gray, Benjamin Hallowell, Daniel Leonard, Daniel Lisle, and Charles Paxton, reflect the mounting opposition to British authority and policy. The correspondence contains discussions of the revenue acts of the 1760s and 1770s, the arrival of British troops in Boston, the battles of Lexington, Concord, and Bunker Hill, the subsequent progress of the war, and the impact of the war on life and conditions in Massachusetts and Great Britain. Both John and Thomas supported the Crown in the dispute and, as a result, removed to England following the outbreak of hostilities.
(Unfornately, no research results for Honor T. nor Elizabeth H. were found.)
However, more sites to follow!