In 1773 American nationalists dump crates of tea from a British ship into the sea in protest over rising taxes imposed by the British colonists. Known today as the Boston Tea Party, the riot served as a catalyst for the American War of Independence.
One of the most famous tea parties ever was held on December 16, 1773. This wasn’t your normal tea party with a group of ladies sitting around sipping tea and eating scones. The Sons of Liberty really knew how to make a splash when they threw a party