Liberty, Sons of


Liberty, Sons of

Organization of American colonists formed in 1765 to oppose the Stamp Act. The name was taken from a speech by Isaac BarrĂ© in the British Parliament that referred to American colonials who opposed unjust British measures as “sons of liberty.” The group agitated for colonial resistance and helped prevent enforcement of the Stamp Act. After the act's repeal, the organization continued to oppose British measures against the colonists.

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