Boston Tea Party Broadsheet preface

Process

In the following activities you will be working with political cartoons.  You will be responsible for accomplishing the following three tasks:

A. Daughter of Liberty
Write two captions for a political cartoon.

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B. A Society of Patriotic Ladies, at Edenton in North Carolina
Examine and analyze a political cartoon.

Ladies of Edenton Cartoon worksheet thumbnail(PDF)

C. Calls to Rebellion
Create your own cartoon from historical quotes.

D. Review George Robert Twelves Hewes Account of Tea Party

  1. On December 17th 1773 colonists held a meeting in the Old South Meeting House.  Why did this meeting convene?
  2. Why do you think the commander requested no damage to the ship?
  3. Hewes declared, “Let every man do his duty, and be true to his country.”  What duty were the “Indians” performing, and for what country?  Explain.
  4. What is the significance of the colonists dressing as Indians?
  5. What made the Boston Tea Party different from other forms of colonial protest?

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Boston Committee of Correspondence Podcast
In this final activity you will review a selection of primary source documents from the time period in which the Tea Party occured in order to create your own historically accurate communication from the Boston Committee of Correspondence.