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John Dickinson

Statesman, essayist, and songwriter

Charles Townshend

His legislative proposal—the Townshend Acts—revived the tension between the American colonies and British Parliament in 1767.

Boston Tea Party

Even though most of the Townshend Acts would be repealed, the tax on tea remained, leading to this historic event in 1773. This lithograph was produced in 1846.

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