Sons Of Liberty
The Sons of Liberty were a secret patriotic society organized
in the American Colonies in 1765 to oppose the Stamp Act. After the
Stamp act was repealed in 1766, the society, which was made up of many
local chapters, formed Committees of Correspondence to foster resistance
to oppressive British economic and political actions. The Sons of
Liberty also helped enforce the policy of nonimportation, when the American
merchants refused to import goods carried in British ships, and in 1774
it took part in assembling the Continental Congress. Leaders of the
Sons of Liberty included Samuel Adams and Paul Revere.
Many of the members of the Sons of Liberty fought in the Revolutionary
War. The following are some of the members from Baltimore.
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