On this day in 1865, the U.S. House of Representatives passes the 13th
Amendment to the Constitution, abolishing slavery in America. The amendment
read, "Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude...shall exist within the
United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction."
The Boston Tea Party was on December 16, 1773. It was a political protest by the Sons of Liberty.The demonstrators destroyed a shipment of tea sent by the East India Company, in defiance of the Tea Act. They threw the chests of tea into Boston Harbor, ruining the tea. The British government responded harshly and the episode escalated into the American Revolution