1777 print depicting the British ministry forcing tea and imperial rule down America’s throat. Source: New York Public Library

Parliament passes the Intolerable Acts to make Boston pay for the tea.  The port of Boston is closed; more British troops are sent to Boston; martial Law is declared; the Massachusetts Provincial Congress meets in defiance of General Gage and begins to prepare for the possibility of war.  Polly Sumner worries that the possibility of war is very real.

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