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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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But this ground is not tenable; for a total repeal of the tea act would not serve us upon the score of precedents.

Even in the letters wrote to the late Mr. Whately, we find him advising to a total repeal of the tea act.

While the king and his friends were busy with these, the opposition proposed an unconditional repeal of the Tea Act.

In October, 1773, the tea act went into operation, leading the discontent still more directly to action.

Get the Tea Act repealed, and you'll sell all your tea, otherwise you must keep all.

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