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Tea Act

noun, American History
1.
an act of the British Parliament (1773) that created a monopoly unfair to American tea merchants: the chief cause of the Boston Tea Party.
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  • While the king and his friends were busy with these, the opposition proposed an unconditional repeal of the Tea Act.

  • Unless the Tea Act is repealed, no tea can be sold in America.

    Tea Leaves Various
  • Even in the letters wrote to the late Mr. Whately, we find him advising to a total repeal of the Tea Act.

  • Get the Tea Act repealed, and you'll sell all your tea, otherwise you must keep all.

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  • The Tea Act of 1773 raised two highly volatile issues: the right to tax and the granting of a trade monopoly on tea.

    The Road to Independence: Virginia 1763-1783 Virginia State Dept. of Education
  • In October, 1773, the Tea Act went into operation, leading the discontent still more directly to action.

    A short history of Rhode Island George Washington Greene
  • But this ground is not tenable; for a total repeal of the Tea Act would not serve us upon the score of precedents.

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