The Adventure Begins
In this Exploration, you will have the opportunity to
look back in history and discover events that happened in Maryland and
around the world that eventually led to the American Revolution.
During the mid 1700's, the new colonies in the Americas were still very
close to their mother country, Great Britain. The colonists still
considered themselves British and participated in many of the customs
and traditions of England. One of these traditions was having
"afternoon tea." This tradition was so important that mothers would
train their daughters in the art of "pouring tea." There were
specific manners, foods, and conversation that were part of this
Afternoon tea is still a custom in Great Britain and
throughout parts of America today. Knowing how important this
tradition was to the early colonists may help explain why they
responded so strongly against the tax on their tea imposed by King
George III in 1773. Of course, the colonists were no longer just
children of the crown who needed protection and guidance. They were
independent, strong-willed men and women who enjoyed the freedoms of
the New World.
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