The Anniversary of the Boston Tea Party.
The resurgence of the term “tea party” represents one of this year’s biggest stories in politics. The roots of the tea party movement in 2009 grew in an environment of government takeovers, financial bailouts, and other federal spending increases. But their principles, and their name, are derived from that famous protest in Boston, which celebrates its 236th anniversary today.
In this edition of “Engaging Democracy,” Eric O’Keefe revisits the story of the Boston tea party, and draws the connection between the participants in that historic event, and those involved in the tea parties of 2009.