The Sons of Liberty was a group consisting of American patriots that originated in the pre-independence North American British colonies. The group, started by Samuel Adams, was formed to protect the rights of the colonists and to take to the streets against the taxes from the usurpations by the British government after 1766. They are best known for undertaking the Boston Tea Party in 1773, which led to the Intolerable Acts (an intense crackdown by the British government), and a counter-mobilization by the Patriots that led directly to the American Revolutionary War.
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“Christ, the Lord is risn to Day,
Sons of Men and Angels say,
Raise your Joys and Triumphs high,
Sing ye Heavns, and Earth reply.”
—Charles Wesley (17071788)
“I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy.”
—John Adams (17351826)
“Being the sons of mothers whose husbands had blundered rather brutally through their feminine sanctities, they were themselves too diffident and shy. They could easier deny themselves than incur any reproach from a woman; for a woman was like their mother, and they were full of the sense of their mother. They preferred themselves to suffer the misery of celibacy, rather than risk the other person.”
—D.H. (David Herbert)