Meanwhile -...

Info iconThis preview shows pages 1–2. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Meanwhile, anti-Tory sentiment had continued to grow in Boston. Adams had created a  "black list" of Tories and published it in the  Boston Gazette ; he demanded that votes in  the Massachusetts House be recorded by name, and the Tories who opposed Adams's  men found their names publicly announced. While Governor Bernard tried to counter by  throwing patriots out of appointed government offices like militia posts, the effort  backfired, and the opposition picked up nineteen seats in the House–exclusively at the  cost of "black- listed" Tories. Adams rose in the newly patriotic assembly to Clerk while  his friend James Otis became speaker. Adams oversaw the removal from the  Massachusetts Council of six supporters of Governor Francis Bernard, the colony's  highest governing body. The government–led by one crown-appointed governor and a  popularly-elected assembly–was beginning to show signs of wear. Adams and Otis even 
Background image of page 1

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
Image of page 2
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

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.

Page1 / 2

Meanwhile -...

This preview shows document pages 1 - 2. Sign up to view the full document.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Ask a homework question - tutors are online