1) In the simplest terms, the Boston Tea Party happened as a result of “Taxation without Representation” yet there are many more complex causes that led up to this Tea Party. The American Colonist believed that Britain was unfairly taxing them for their tea. The whole reason they are taxing them is due to the French and Indian War. The colonist had never accepted or liked the constitution on any of their tea, and the Tea Act rekindled their opposition to it. Their resistance towards the Boston Tea Party on December 16, 1773, in which all the colonists board East Indian Company ships and dumped all tea they have overboard in the harbor. They had a very good reason to be angry about this taxation, they had been unfairly accused. The biggest reason why this was significant is because both the British and the Americans responded to the actions that followed the Boston Tea Party. The British then became very furious, because of the actions that the colonists needed to impose a “Punishment” for their rebellion. This form became a part of the Intolerable Acts. The American Colonist became very angry about the punishment that the British enforced upon the colonists.