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Giving a cut on re-importation tax imposed on the East India Company

  1. Aug 30, 2010 #1
    The name "Tea Party" is a reference to the Boston Tea Party of 1773—a protest by American colonists against various acts by the British Government which, among other things, attempted to establish a monopoly on the importation of tea into the colonies by giving a cut on re-importation tax imposed on the East India Company. Tea Party protests have invoked themes, images, and slogans similar to those used during the pre-revolutionary period in American history.

    I couldn't understand the bold part. What is that re-importation tax? Please guide me. Thanks.
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  3. Aug 30, 2010 #2


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    It's poorly worded, cut, the way they use it would mean "reduction". Instead of by "giving a cut on", it should say "by reducing".

    Also, when you quote from something, you need to give a link to the source, which in your case was http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tea_Party_movement

    If you want to know what the issue was, here is a blurb on it.

    Last edited: Aug 30, 2010
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