Lessons Learned Under the Liberty TreeWill the Tea Party Survive? That's what worried the "Sons of Liberty"in the months following the Tea Party in Boston Harbor. They found theiranswer under the…Continue
On June 14, 1764 Samuel Adams established the first Committee ofCorrespondence whose purpose was to alert the other Colonies to theMass. stand against the Stamp Act, which he labelled "Taxation…Continue
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On June 14, 1764 Samuel Adams established the first Committee of
Correspondence whose purpose was to alert the other Colonies to the
Mass. stand against the Stamp Act, which he labelled "Taxation without
representation". The concept was to create an "internet" of correspondence
to keep all colonies abreast of the growing resistance to British
taxation policy and thereby present unified opposition. It spread rapidly
throughout the colonies and led to the Stamp Act…
That's what the merchants and traders said to Sam Adams when he proposed
the Non-Importation Act. Did he really expect them to give up the importation
of British luxuries like tea? Even John Hancock, larger-than-life signer
of the Declaration had a "Who, me?" moment when his ship, Liberty, was boarded
for smuggling. Fortunately for us, those who were ready to risk "life,
liberty and sacred honor " out numbered the "Who, me" bleeding hearts.
Come November next year we…
"Buy American"...will it drive another Revolution?
In October 1765, ten years before Lexington and Concord, the first
Boycott against importation of British goods was enacted in New York. Phil-
adelphia and Boston followed suit. As a result, the hated Stamp Act was
repealed a few months later.
Sam Adams, often called father of the Revolution, was convinced that the
only way to "reason with Englishmen was to pinch them in their pocketbooks".