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The Boston Tea Party Revisited: Massachusetts Boycotts Burma

Do states have the right to boycott a repressive regime? Such boycotts sparked the American Revolution, and they shaped the contours of federalism that exist to this day. In 1767, the Boston Town Meeting pledged to boycott British goods. The Massachusetts legislature passed resolutions supporting the boycott and urged other colonial assemblies to join the "nonimportation" campaign.

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