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Aditya Addepalli Siddharth Kumaran Rakhi Hirpara Bhavana Keepudi IB HOA - Dutton 6th AWOI Discussion Prep Sam Adams Thomas Paine Thomas Jefferson John Adams George Washington Sam Adams Political Contributions: He was the organizer of Boston’s Sons of Liberty. He was the one who conceived the Boston Committee of Correspondence. He was the one who convinced the committee to take action from 1772 to 1774. Organized protests against the Sugar Act and Stamp Act Represented the town of Boston Coordinated Boston’s resistance to the Tea Act, which led to the Boston Tea Party He was elected to the Massachusetts convention on the ratification of the Constitution He persuaded the passation of the Constitution even though it contradicted Whig Principles Wrote “The Rights of the Colonist” in 1772 as a report to the Committee of Correspondence to the Boston Town meeting. It listed the “rights” that colonists had and their rights against oppression from the mother country “Among the natural rights of the Colonists are these: First, a right to life; Secondly, to liberty; Thirdly, to property; together with the right to support and defend them in the best manner they can. These are evident branches of, rather than deductions from, the duty of self-preservation, commonly called the first law of nature. All men have a right to remain in a state of nature as long as they please; and in case of intolerable oppression, civil or religious, to leave the society
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Aditya Addepalli Siddharth Kumaran Rakhi Hirpara Bhavana Keepudi IB HOA - Dutton 6th they belong to, and enter into another.” (The Rights of the Colonists 1772) Intellectual Contributions: Between the 1760s-1770s wrote strong, convincing articles for the Boston newspapers about the patriot cause By spreading messages about the revolution, he recruited many members into the Patriot cause Josiah Quincy Joseph Warren John Adams "If our trade may be taxed, why not our lands? Why not the produce of our lands, and every thing we possess, or use? This we conceive annihilates our charter rights to govern and tax ourselves." (1763) Adams kept questioning the authority of the British rule over the colonists Aroused the rebellious roots of the revolution He led meeting in taverns and houses to demand the rights of Americans "The natural liberty of man is to be free from any superior power on earth, and not to be under the will or legislative authority of man; but only to have the law of nature for his rule." (The Rights of the Colonists 1772) Thomas Paine Political Contributions: He took the role of an controversialist
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Aditya Addepalli Siddharth Kumaran Rakhi Hirpara Bhavana Keepudi IB HOA - Dutton 6th He intentionally invoked controversy to arouse rebuttal against British After his time in prison (due to varying political views), he produced two pamphlets: “The Age of Reason” “Agrarian Justice”
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