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Tea Act Primary Source Questions

1773
This is an image of colonial civilians dumping tea from a ship into Boston Harbor.
Library of Congress

Read the Tea Act in its entirety here.


  1. What was the punishment for failing to pay the cost of tea after buying it at a public sale?
  2. What is the name of the company that is importing the tea to the colonies?
  3. What information had to be declared at the customs houses when tea was imported?