The Boston Tea Party is the most well know of the events in the American the American Revolution. The British East India Company had 17 million pounds of unsold tea. The British tried to sell all of it, at a very low price, to the Colonist. The Colonist refused and this lead to a bunch of Bostonians, dressed up as Native Americans, dumping a lot of tea into the Boston Harbor. This was a refusal of British goods.