Why Are The Sons Of Liberty So Important During The American Revolution

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During the American Revolution, a secret organization was founded in Boston, Massachusetts in 1765 by some American colonists. It’s called the Sons of Liberty. There is even a movie that mentioned them. The appearances of patriots were depicted. However, in my perspective, they were more complicated and different. The name the Sons of Liberty sounds very heroic and mysterious. Actually, they were a group of people who hold different political opinions with the British government that held very strong power at that time. They were gathered to fight for the justice they hoped and they had to do activities more secretly. They did a lot for colonists’ benefits and finally, their endeavor had rewards. The Sons of Liberty was a secret group in the …show more content…

As time went by, the financial problems occurred. The British government could not provide enough resources for the colonists. In that case, British government wanted the other colonists in America went share some money. Meanwhile, the British Congress passed some policies on taxes to push them to pay the money. Longley’s article mentions “many printed materials produced in the American colonies be printed only on paper made in London and bearing an embossed British revenue stamp. The stamp was required on newspapers, magazines, pamphlets, playing cards, legal documents, and many other items printed in the colonies at the time.” (Longley, R., 2017) The policies were quite tricky that made the colonists share their money. Also, the Act didn’t get any consent by the American colonists. When people’s discontentment accumulated, the opposing and insurgence became reasonable. More and more people expressed their anger and dissatisfaction. Under that situation, some groups people united and the Sons of Liberty are created. They are righteous and brave. I don’t think they were like the traditional patriots to protect their own country. They were more likely to defend their human …show more content…

However, the compromise didn’t stop the development of the incidents. Later in August, Andrew Oliver’s brother-in-law Thomas Hutchinson’s home was also destroyed by other groups of people. The similar incidents also happened in the other state, members of the Sons of Liberty forced other British to left America and went back to British. (Longley, R., 2017) From these series events, the organization of the Sons of Liberty became more and stronger, more and more people join in the group and in many more colonies, the Sons of Liberty appeared. They even made an annual celebration for the activity to opposed the Stamp Act. (“The Sons of Liberty: Who Were They and What Did They Do?”, 2014) The Sons of Liberty still fought for repeal the Stamp Act and it lasts for a couple months. During these months, they tried a lot to fight the British people. For example, in October 1765, some members of the Sons of Liberty made a congress to make sure there was a method to against the Stamp Act. They thought that only the local government in the American colony had the right to make the policies. The British didn’t have the right to make the law. Also, they resisted the goods that imported from British. (Longley, R.,

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