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Sons of Liberty

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Definition: Secret organization of American colonists formed initially to protest the Stamp Act. The idea found success in many colonies, after the initial organizations in Boston and New York. After the Stamp Act was repealed a year after it was passed, the Sons of Liberty disbanded. But the patriotic spirit and the name remained. Groups of men, such as the ones who dumped the tea into Boston Harbor, were called sons of liberty.

Related Resources:
The American Revolutionary War
This fun, illustrated article tells you all you need to know about this famous war, from an easy-to-understand point of view.

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More on the Sons of Liberty
Understand the man better by reading his own words.

Details on the Sons of Liberty
The focus here is mainly on the Boston group, but the details are many and helpful.

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