The Tea Party took place December 16, 1773. What occurred was the Sons of Liberty prevented the East India Company ships from delivering the cargoes of tea in New York, Philadelphia, and Charleston. The Massachusetts Royal Governor was dedicated to getting the tea and the tax; however, artisans and laborers disguised themselves as Indians and boarded three ships; the Dartmouth, the Eleanor, and the Beaver. The disguised citizens broke open 342 chests of tea and threw them into the harbor. This event caused serious repercussions for the colonies, but it was only the beginning in the rebellions and revolutions to come.