October 9: THROW
It was a protest that was a precipitating event in the Revolution that created our country.
It caused damages of nearly two million dollars in modern money, and it was widely criticized as lawless, extreme, and unpardonable, even by moderates. (If only the Sons of Liberty had kept to peaceful protests, and sought change through lawful means, huh?)
Now the Boston Tea Party is a cute activity that tourists can enjoy when they visit Boston. It’s an American legend that most Americans don’t even understand well. What will today’s protests look like in 200 years? Will there even be an America anymore?