South Carolina’s own tea parties

The first “tea party” in American history happened in Charleston — not Boston. The city of “Charles Town,” as it was known back then, opposed Britian’s new Tea Act. The Tea Act made it illegal for the colonies to buy non-British tea and forced them to pay a tea tax of 3 pence per pound (equivalent to $18 per pound today). The Tea Act was designed to prop up the East India Tea Company, which

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