Boston Tea Party. 10 year old boy

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Boston Tea Party. 10 year old boy

Postby cbevil » Wed Mar 23, 2011 10:23 am

Here is my son's latest writing project. thanks for any input. Carol


The Boston Tea Party is different from the tea parties your mothers’ go to. At this tea party, no invitations were sent out. The people who attended this tea party behaved in a queer way.

The English had put taxes on everything as you know. The colonists were furious, and they would stand up for their rights. The English thought they had gone a little too far with taxing. So they removed the taxes on almost everything except the tea. The English said, “It is not their money we want, but their obedience because we have the power.”

The English thought removing some taxes would soothe the angry colonists. The English, however, were foolish people. “We are willing to pay,” bellowed the angry colonists, “but we do not want tax without representation!” The colonists were angry and defiant and declared, “We will show England that we will not be treated like slaves!”

The colonists met at Faneuil Hall and declared that the English vessel would never come ashore with all its tea. Not many days had passed before a great vessel loaded with tea was came slowly, nearing the harbor. The vessel touched with a heavy swash of water and a boom. Everything was quiet. The sailors fastened her ropes. Suddenly, Indians boarded the vessel brandishing their tomahawks and screaming their Indian war-whoop. As they threw the tea into the deep, dark, murky water, the sailors stood back aghast. Then, the Indians exited the English vessel, but they were not Indians. They were the colonists disguised.

This then was the Boston Tea Party which took place in December 16, 1773. By the end of the night, 342 chests were thrown overboard into the water.

The joyful colonists headed home down the streets of Boston. Admiral Montague raised his window and said, “Well boys, I bet you had fun this night. You know you will have to pay for your mischief.” The colonists were not boys. They were men who wanted liberty, and they said to Admiral Montague, “Come out and we will settle the bill now.” The Admiral thought best to let the bill stand, and he quickly shut his window.

The Boston Tea Party was one great step towards liberty, and it showed England the American grit. If she had been wise enough to heed it, then it would have been a good lesson for England.
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Re: Boston Tea Party. 10 year old boy

Postby admin » Tue Mar 29, 2011 1:40 pm

Very well done by your 10 year old, and it certainly preserves the tone and spirit of the original.

:) Lene
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Re: Boston Tea Party. 10 year old boy

Postby cbevil » Fri Jun 03, 2011 3:49 pm

thanks so much for the feedback....We are just about to finish up Homer A and my daughter is just about to finish up Aesop A...we love the six sentence shuffle!!!
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