Question: Which iconic event in American history took place on this day in 1773?
Boston Tea Party
The Battle of the Alamo
Assassination of Abraham Lincoln
The answer is: Boston Tea Party
Answer: On December 16, 1773, a group of Massachusetts colonists disguised as Mohawk Indians boarded three British tea ships and dumped 342 chests of tea into Boston Harbor. The midnight raid, popularly known as the “Boston Tea Party,” was in protest of the British Parliament’s Tea Act of 1773. Patriot leader Samuel Adams organized the “tea party” with about 60 members of the Sons of Liberty, his underground resistance group.