The difference between a riot and a protest may simply be which side of the political argument you are on. But, what happens when the riot or protest isn't really about politics at all, but about money? As we learn about the Boston Tea Party think about the reasons behind it and determine for yourself if it was a riot, a protest, or something else completely.
EQ: Why did the Boston Tea Party take place?
- Vocabulary: tea, protest, smuggling, bohea, shilling
- Tempest in a Teacup podcast (38:45)
- Boston Tea Party video (32:20) Boston Tea Party Ships and Museum
- Who was involved in organizing the Boston Tea Party?
- What happened at the Boston Tea Party?
- What was the result of the Boston Tea Party?
- What do you think of the tea?
- Class Discussion