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SAT® Subject Test in U.S. History

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Boston Tea Party

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Which of the following is NOT true about the Boston Tea Party?

A

It was a result of the frustration Boston residents felt about the Tea Act.

B

It happened because the ships carrying tea were unable to leave Boston or to unload the tea, as per orders of Massachusetts Governor Thomas Hutchinson.

C

It was carried out by members of the Sons of Liberty, many of whom were disguised as Native Americans.

D

It resulted in the destruction of 90,000 pounds of tea, the value of which today would be around $1.7 million.

E

In response, the British marched to Lexington to try to capture suspected ringleaders John Hancock and Samuel Adams.