After the Continental Congress

After the Continental Congress - , . By1779,

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After the Continental Congress, Sam Adams returned to his home of Boston to try to  restore order in an increasingly chaotic atmosphere. Massachusetts had long before  fallen behind other states in forming a constitution and a stable form of self-government.  By 1779, when a Constitutional Convention was called and both John Adams and Sam  Adams were nominated as delegates, the state had already rejected one draft  constitution. Sam Adams fell sick during the convention and all but one section of the  constitution was written by John Adams. Article III, though, was written solely by Sam  Adams. His Puritan underpinnings and reactionary religious feelings showed through as  the article proclaimed that everyone would pay taxes to support the local  Congregational Church, except Quakers, Baptists, and Episcopalians who would pay  taxes to support their own church. All other sects would face a lengthy legal battle 
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This note was uploaded on 12/12/2011 for the course HIST 1320 taught by Professor Murphy during the Fall '08 term at Texas State.

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