Minds that Lead to Revolution

martes, 4 de mayo de 2010

John Adams

He first defended the soldiers who were responsible of the Boston Massacre. He was then elected in the Massachesetts General Court. He went to the Continental Congress as a delegate of Massachusetts, there he persuaded the Congress to declare Independence


Samuel Adams

Was born in Boston. Leader of Sons of Liberty. He was the first to argued taxes were unfair, thinking they had no representation in the parliament. He funded committees of correspondance, this way colonies could comunicate between them. He is believed as the leader of the Boston Tea Party.

Patrick Henry

Virginia representative. Proposed the Virginia Resolves in 1765, to argue that only colonial assemblies could tax colonies. Famous for the phrase: "Give me liberty or give me death", used at his speach in the First Continental Congress at Pennsylvania. He started proposing the sense of unity between colonies, saying all of them were America


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