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On July 2, 1937, Amelia Earhart flew away from a town called Lae in the South Pacific. Earhart was attempting to circumnavigate the globe. After taking off from Lae, she disappeared. The Superhero Historians will investigate her life, her final flight, and the possible outcomes to that flight.
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Friday, June 22, 2007

Intolerable Acts Part 3

Phineas Pollyphus, Political Historian

The Boston Port Act is the third Intolerable Act we will cover.  The Port Act is very basic.  British Parliament closed down Boston’s port until the city repaid the money lost from the Boston Tea Party.  Britain lost money on customs and the East India Company lost their money in the big drink.  Sploosh.  Remember, Ben Franklin wanted the money repaid as well.  Every last cent repaid (or pound sterling).  Let’s see, get out your calculators: 342 crates of tea… carry the 1… move the decimal point… about £9,659.  This act backfired in a way.  The other colonies started sending supplies to Massachusetts and this helped bring together all of the colonies.

By: Phineas Pollyphus, Political Historian
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