On December 17th, 1773, The Sons of Liberty and quite a few soon-to-be American colonists in Massachusetts protested the Tea Act imposed by Nice Britain by sneaking onto three ships holding tea from the British East India Firm. They ripped open 342 chests of tea and tossed the contents into the Boston Harbor, equating to over 90,000 kilos of the product being unprofitable for the British. Although the act was motivated by the imposition of unfair taxes with none illustration for the colonists, this incident that helped to incite the Revolutionary Conflict is commonly simplified on-line to insist that Individuals solely needed independence as a result of tea was too costly.
The primary recognized meme mocking the Boston Tea Occasion got here within the type of a Tumblr crosspost on Reddit. Posted to /r/tumblr in 2013 by u/Magma151, the meme (seen under) obtained 1,900 upvotes and 41 feedback.