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East India Tea Company

Format: Streaming
Length: 1.33
Grade Level: 9-12+
Closed Captioned

What was one of the first companies deemed "too big to fail?" The East India Company. Their bailout led to the Boston Tea Party.

Discussion Question:

Why did the British government bail out the East India Company?

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