Event Summary

Boston Port Bill closes Boston Harbor

Date

March 25, 1774

Description

Parliament passes Boston Port Bill, which closes Boston Harbor, effective June 1st; Benjamin Franklin tries to prevent its passage by offering recompense to Britain for the tea lost at the Tea Party. Action protested by delegates to the First Continental Congress in September.

Lecture

Politics/Diplomacy/Policy

Timeline 1

The Revolutionary Atlantic, 1750-1815

Record ID

336