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Liberty Tea! An Examination of the Act That Broke the Camel’s Back

National Archives Museum

Friday, July 1, 2022 - 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. EDT


Actors portraying Mercy Otis Warren, Samuel Adams, and Abigail Adams discuss the Tea Act and its place in the road to the Declaration of Independence. After the American tea protests of 1773 and 1774, Mercy Otis Warren and Samuel Adams join Abigail Adams at tea time for coffee and conversation.

This is part 4 of four-part video series The Road to the Declaration of Independence: The Early 1770s—The Flame of Independence is Kindled.

July 4th with the National Archives is made possible in part by the National Archives Foundation through the generous support of John Hancock, AARP, and Dykema.


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