Essay On Sons Of Liberty

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The Sons of Liberty are shrouded in secrecy and mystery, but they played a vital part in the pursuit of American Independence. The Sons of Liberty were established in Boston and New York through the guidance of Samuel Adams. The Sons of Liberty would meet under the cover of darkness to avoid detection from the British officials or Loyalists. The Sons of Liberty were seen as heroes or patriots by the Colonists but the British saw them as committing treason. The Sons of Liberty were right to protest their treatment under the British rule both violently and peacefully. The Sons of Liberty were established from the Committees of Correspondence whose purpose was to formally organize public opinion. One of the first notable actions of the Sons …show more content…
In the beginning of the colonies the British left them alone to conduct their own business and government the way they saw fit. Once the British needed money then they decided to tax the colonist directly. This was not a smart move and as the British continued to pass new laws taking away the rights of the colonists, this gave them the right and the duty to protest the British. The Sons of Liberty had the right to protest their treatment, and they gave the colonists a unified voice under the British. This was the first time all the colonies had united together on a common issue. The Sons of Liberty had a major part in this. The main reason for the protesting was the revoking of the colonist’s rights under the law. Once the British did this the Sons of Liberty had the right to stand up for themselves which they began peacefully. Some of the protests turned violent as the British treated them as inferior and made senseless moves and decisions in Parliament. The British would have seen what the Sons of Liberty were doing as treason punishable by hanging, but since their government was oppressing them this then gave them the right and duty to protest. Some of the protests were violent and hurt some of the British. This needed to happen or nothing would have changed the British’s view on how the colonists were being treated. The Sons of Liberty stood up against a far superior opponent to

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