This clip illustrates the Boston Tea Party, a political protest by the Sons of Liberty. The Sons of Liberty explain their reason for the protest: they believe the taxes imposed by the British, such as the Sugar Act and the Stamp Act, are unfair, and they have no say in the law whatsoever. This clip also depicts the dumping of the tea at the Boston Harbor.
The British read the Interolable Acts to the people of Massachusetts in response to the Boston Tea Party. These acts brought Massachusetts under the control of the British government and closed the port of Boston until the colonists paid for the destroyed tea. The colonists are outraged by these new laws.
This clip describes some lesser-known facts about the American Revolutionary War. It mentions that there were actually two Boston Tea Parties and that Paul Revere did not ride alone. William Dawes, Samuel Prescott, and 40 additional men ended up joining Revere to warn fellow patriots that British troops were approaching Lexington. Also, African Americans, Native Americans, women, and pirates known as privateers supported the colonists' effort to gain independence from Great Britain.