10 Sons of Liberty 1765 The Sons of Liberty were a group of militia from

10 sons of liberty 1765 the sons of liberty were a

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10. Sons of Liberty (1765) The Sons of Liberty were a group of militia from Massachusetts led by Samuel Adams. This group protested many
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Mewett5 of the British taxes and rules as resentment to their power. Their tactics of protest were sometimes viewed as harsh and brutal especially after the Stamp Act where they were known to tar and feather tax collectors and burn tax collecting venues. The Sons of Liberty would serve as a focal point of American displeasure with the British as they over glorified British mishaps such as the Boston Massacre. They gave many lower class colonists a group to look towards for inspiration to rebel against the British taxes and regulations. As a result, they provided many soldiers for later battles such as Lexington and Concord. 11. First Continental Congress (1774) This Congress was created in response to the Intolerable Acts which had been instated that year. The meeting consisted of representatives from 12 of the 13 colonies, and they discussed the possibility of war with England to achieve independence. In addition, they wrote letters to England describing why they were displeased and why they would be boycotting British goods again in order to reduce taxes. The congress decided that a year would pass until the next meeting would take place in order to check what progress had been made. The Congress showcased a moment in which almost all of the Colonies met for the first time with representatives to discuss what possible courses of action could take place to have lower British taxes and involvement. It also showed that the colonies still had loyalty as they were willing to engage in peaceful protest and discussion in order to obtain common grounds between the needs of Britain and the colonies. 12. Second Continental Congress (1775) The Second Continental Congress met sooner than anticipated due to the events that occurred at Lexington and Concord shortly before this meeting. The meeting discussed the necessity of an Army to be constructed, and there the Continental Army was born, and its leader George Washington was appointed. At the meeting representatives from all 13 colonies were present in an attempt to construct peace with the King once more by constructing the Olive Branch Petition. Many more letters were written to ask for peace, but the Olive Branch was the last attempt. This meeting was essential as the creation of a national army was constructed, and its leader
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Mewett6 brought the Northern and Southern Colonies together as he was a man from Virginia by the name of George Washington. In addition, it showed the colonists still viewed themselves as English, but their loyalty was running out and they continued to ask for peace on last time. In addition, it showed great colonial unity as they were able to agree on action and creation of a military. 13. Boston Massacre (1770) The incident in Boston started as a struggle in the town streets against British soldiers. The soldiers felt attacked and decided to fire upon the crowd killing a grand total of 5 colonists. This event was plastered along all forms of
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