How Effective Were The Sons Of Liberty?. The Sons Of Liberty

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How effective were the Sons Of Liberty? The Sons Of Liberty was an organization that was created during the 13 colonies. The society, that was a secret society, was formed to protect the right of the colonists and fight taxation by the British Government. The Sons Of Liberty played an important role in most colonies in battling the Stamp Act. Samuel Adams was an American statesman and is one of the Founding Fathers. Samuel was a second cousin to John Adams, was born in Boston, was brought up in a religious family, graduated from a Harvard College, and was an influential official of the Massachusetts House Of Representatives. He was one of twelve children born to Samuel Adams Sr. and Mary (Fifield) Adams.…show more content…
On 1757, Elizabeth died after giving birth to a stillborn son. In 1764, Adam’s remarried to Elizabeth Wells, but they had no children together. Adams was elected to his first political office in 1747, he served as one of the clerks of the Boston market. Benedict Arnold was a general during the American Revolutionary War who had originally fought for the American Continental Army but he had defected the British Army. While he was a general on the American side, Arnold had obtained command of the fortifications at West Point, NY (New York), overlooking the cliffs at the Hudson river and he had planned to surrender those places to the British forces. He was born in Connecticut and he was a merchant operating ships on the Atlantic Ocean when the war broke out in 1775. He had joined the growing army that was outside of Boston and had distinguished himself through acts of intelligence and bravery. Arnold’s actions had included the Capture of Fort Ticonderoga in 1775, defensive and delaying tactics at the Battle Of Valcour Island on Lake Champlain in 1776 and the Battle Of Ridgefield, Connecticut. John Hancock was born January 23, 1737 (according to the Julian calendar that was in use around that time, the date was January 12, 1736) in Braintree, Massachusetts. Hancock was the son of Reverend John Hancock of Braintree, Massachusetts and Mary Hawke Thaxter. After his
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