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Justifications Ebanezer MacIntosh Ebanezer MacIntosh was born to into a poor family. His father was a shoemaker and Ebanezer was a shoemaker until he was 21 years old. At this age he joined the Massachusetts expedition against the French on Lake Champlain. He had joined the force in hopes of plunder and the enlistment bounty, which was equal to half a year’s wages. After England imposed the Stamp Act in 1768, MacIntosh emerged as a street leader of Boston. He became known as the “General” and “Captain General of the Liberty Tree”. MacIntosh led a two-night campaign of violence on private properties in Boston in rebellion against the Stamp Act. Then on August 14 th , MacIntosh and his mob went to Andrew Oliver’s house (a wealthy merchant and appointed by England as distributor of stamps for Massachusetts). Twelve days later MacIntosh and his followers went to Thomas Hutchison’s mansion (a wealthy merchant, who acted as lieutenant governor and chief justice of Massachusetts). With action MacIntosh’s strength and support grew. Soon MacIntosh’s started to wear a militia uniform made with gold and blue, with a hat that was laced with gold. His followers would walk threw the streets of Boston in ranks to show their disapproval for the Stamp Act. With his militia, MacIntosh captured Andrew Oliver and made him walked him through town to the Liberty tree in the rain and forced him to resign. This was a slap in the face to Oliver and showed England the colonies disapprove for the Stamp Act.
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P. 2 MacIntosh should be at the dinner party because he is a fine example that leaders of the American Revolution came from a variety of social groups, regions, religions, and occupations. Benjamin Franklin Benjamin Franklin was born January 17, 1706, in Boston, Massachusetts. Franklin became a printer, publisher, philosopher, and scientist (invented the lighting rod, Franklin open stove, conducted experiments and wrote Experiments and Observations on Electricity and bifocal lens in 1760). For the invention of the lighting rod he gained the nickname of “The man who tamed lighting.” Franklin was greatly influenced by the Enlightenment and he established the American Philosophical Society. This led to Philadelphia becoming the centerpiece for American thought and ideas. Some of the members of the American Philosophical Society include John Bartram, who created the first botanical garden in America, Dr. Benjamin Rush, a young physician and supporter for humanitarian reform, and David Rittenhouse, a clockmaker, optician, instrument-maker, and astronomer. Among the topics they dealt with include, experiments that increased humans power over nature and that would lead to easier lifestyles, mechanical inventions to reduced labor, and arts.
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