December 16, 1773, upset with the taxes on Tea, colonists dressed as Native Americans and threw barrels of tea into the Boston Harbor. Was the Boston Tea Party a positive step for the people of Boston and of the colony of Massachusetts? Or was it an overreaction to a reasonable act enacted by the British? Did the colonists really have it that bad that a revolution needed to be started? Was it worth the establishment of the Coercive Acts?
Gilmore, Joseph R., "The Truth about the Boston Tea Party" (2013). U.S. Experience to 1877 Podcasts. 23.