Larger turnout than I would have expected in Massachusettes.
...I think it's #2 for me.
Why is it called a tea party
Really? The original Boston Tea Party was to protest taxes by the British.
The Boston Tea Party was a direct action protest by colonists in Boston, a town in the British colony of Massachusetts, against the British government. On December 16, 1773, after officials in Boston refused to return three shiploads of taxed tea to Britain, a group of colonists boarded the ships and destroyed the tea by throwing it into Boston Harbor. The incident remains an iconic event of American history, and has often been referenced in other political protests.
The 2009 Tea Parties held across the US are explained here.
No way! You guys sacked the White House and burned it in 1814. You still owe us for that one.
Eh, it was 195 years ago. Who cares?You would probably be surprised (but then again, maybe not) how many kids growing up today do not know that, or anything about our country's history for that matter.
"No Fail" policies practiced by some of our schools (where 70% is the lowest grade given, no matter what the student actually wrote on the test) don't help either...