The Effect the Dutch Smugglers had on the Boston Tea Party

Ethan Effinger-Spring 2015

Collin Spring 2015

Maddie de Boer-Spring 2015

The Effect the Dutch Smugglers had on the Boston Tea Party

The article that we did this project on was entitled “Did Dutch Smugglers Provoke the Boston Tea Party” and it was written by Benjamin Carp. Our question that our podcast is based off of is “What relation do the Dutch have towards American freedom?” The Dutch acted as the catalyst in America’s rebellion from British rule because they corrupted the trade system that British had imposed on the colonies. They did this through providing cheaper means of obtaining their tea and other goods that the British had put such an extreme tax on. Tea is a major commodity even today because it is consumed by millions of people every day and it sparked the fire that brought us our freedom today.