The original Sons of Liberty was a secret society created by the American colonists to protect their rights and to fight taxation by the British government.
The Sons of Liberty are best known for the Boston Tea Party raid in 1773 in reaction to new taxes.
Notable members included Sam Adams, John Adams, John Hancock, Patrick Henry, Benedict Arnold, Christopher Gadsden, Paul Revere, James Otis, Joseph Warren, Benjamin Rush, and Isaiah Thomas.
HISTORY has created a drama out of the Sons of Liberty, here’s a preview:
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