Liberty is the freedom to live your life in the way that you want, without interference from other people or the authorities. Just like people in the wars seek the peace, Everyone seeks the liberty, especially when they are not free. There are many examples for this in the world history, in 18 century, people in France revolted in order to end the autocratic rule of the monarch; in 16 century, people in some Europe countries fought for ending the gloomy church-control system; In the same century slaves in American plan plantation tried to escape for free life without bleed. During the time of the war of independence, there were also a organization which chose to fight for American independence and liberty, and the organization was called the Sons of Liberty. Here we will talk about the foundation, the organizational structure, and the history status of this legendary organization in the US history.
Today is December 1, 1765, which marks exactly a month since the Stamp Act has taken effect. However, it has been months since the British Parliament passed it on March 22, 1765. Today marks an unexpected and truly heart-rending day in my life. My husband, Mr. Andrew Rothman Lewis II, passed onto a better place after a short and severe case of smallpox. A day before the parliament dropped the tax, my husband was diagnosed with smallpox. He was always a strong supporter of the Sons of Liberty and he hoped that he would be able to protest the despicable Stamp Act of 1765. But the severity of Andrew’s disease kept getting worse and he was given only a few weeks to live. Unexpectedly, during morning prayers today, Andrew looked as though he was
“Sons of Liberty were very active throughout the colonies.” Things started getting aggressive when the british soldiers enforced the customs of the law and stamp act. Every time the british enforced a new tax, tax collectors had to pay the price by getting tarred and feathered, Mmm,yea that sucks.
The “Sons of Liberty” or the “Sons of Violence”? Only about 50% or less of the colonists, in the New World, supported the Sons of Liberty and defied the king, while all the others remained loyal to England. Many disagree whether the Sons of Liberty were heroes or if they were violent criminals. However, they were fighting for charitable reasons and their intentions were well meant a majority of the time.
To pay off the debt, the British Parliament began to enforce new acts and taxes on the colonies (Doc I). Many acts placed on the colonies were not very harmful to the colonies; some even reduced the price of certain goods. However, the Parliament was passing new laws and acts without consensus of the colonies (Doc G). This caused uproar in many of the colonies demanding to have representation within the British Parliament. A group of colonist called the Sons of Liberty came together to fight against taxation without representation and for their rights as citizens of Great Britain.
Chapter 5 “The Revolutionary Era: Crossroads of Freedom,” This chapter focuses on Revolutionary era and the war between Britain and the colonies. It shed light on the lives of the African Americans during the war and the decisions they made to fight with or against the colonies they were enslaved in.
The American revolution was all about freedom and liberty. Characters throughout the story voice different opinions on their idea of freedom and liberty. During this fight for freedom and liberty, there were three main groups. Patriots(colonist against the king), Loyalists(colonist for the king), and the slaves. They all describe freedom and liberty in different ways. These are the ways they describe them.
The sons of liberty also made sure to only touch the tea and not damage any other property because they wanted to reinforce that they were gentlemen and only upset with the unjust taxation. After the tea party a song was written about that night were the people praised the “glorious sons of freedom, brave and bold, That has stood forth -- fair liberty to hold”. The song continued to say that even “though [the sons of liberty] were indians, come from distant shores,Like men [they] acted -- not like savage Moors”(Tea destroyed by Indians 1).This passage shows that the people of Boston were proud of what happened during the Boston Tea Party. They applauded the bravery of The Sons of Liberty to stand up to Britain.
Before America could have any Founding Fathers, the country needed Sons of Liberty to stand up to the British government. These men harnessed the outrage that had spread following Parliament 's Stamp Act of 1765, which levied an internal tax on the colonies. Though the Stamp Act was repealed, the disagreement over "taxation without representation" wouldn 't go away, resulting in events like the Boston Massacre and the Boston Tea Party. The History Channel miniseries Sons of Liberty takes a dramatic look at the men who led the protests and upheavals that eventually resulted in revolution and independence.
From the genocides of different ethics, to freedom is taken away in minority nations. Angela Davis expresses her views on political aspects of hard punishment upon human beings Americas’ society. She composed many books supporting her idea on political activism. In chapter 9, “Freedom Is A Constant Struggle,” opens different viewpoints, as a results of a transition in today’s society, starting from the 1960’s to the age of Obama. In addition to the few minority groups, as she relates in this book, the similar of a constant struggle for freedom with in the different ethics groups. In her other book chapter 5 “Are Prisons Obsolete?” Angela Davis conveys the ideology of imposers using racism’s and prison labor for profit in advantage to the elites. She expresses her claim by including the data of black males
Liberty or Death “Give me Liberty or give me Death!” It was 1775 the time were colonist were trying to break free from British troops and Government. Colonist steadily paying unfair taxes, on all newspaper and public documents which the British Parliament named the “ Stamp Act”. The colonist feared that they would be overruled and would never get there freedom. The only thing they wanted was to get their rights and a new government.
“Leaders in several colonies objected, declaring this was taxation without representation. Lee is credited with authoring the Westmoreland Resolutions, publicly objecting to the Stamp Act. Though Parliament repealed the act except for the tax on tea, the Stamp Act sent a warning that the British government was supreme in all cases. For the next several years, things remained peaceful between the American colonies and the British Parliament.” ("Richard Henry Lee.").
A Constitutional Perspective on The Preservation of Liberty To establish which amendment in the Bill of Rights is the most influential to the preservation of liberty, one must first determine the true meaning of the word liberty. The Oxford dictionary defines liberty as “The state of being free within society from oppressive restrictions imposed by authority on one's way of life, behaviour, or political views.” Not only is this one of the core values ingrained into the base of our American culture, but it is also one of the main characteristics of a successful community (“First Amendment.”) Many societies argue that citizens do not have basic rights, the first amendment does the best job at protecting the nation's rights from the government by giving individuals freedom of speech, religion, and freedom of petition. The First Amendment has five freedoms guaranteed for the American people’s such as the right to religion, speech, and petition.