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may 10, 1773 - Tea Act

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Allows British East India company direct importation, and exempted its tea from import duties.
Wanted to save the faltering east india company of bankruptcy.
The company was burdened with eighteen million pounds of unsold tea.
Eventually led to Boston Tea Party.

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may 10, 1773
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~ 245 years ago

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