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History's 'Sons of Liberty' foment the American Revolution

History's 'Sons of Liberty' foment the American Revolution

Long before the Declaration of Independence was signed in 1776, there was a group of radical young men who fomented rebellion against the British monarchy. They represented all tiers of society, from well-heeled lawyers to humble craftsmen. They met in secret at Boston's Green Dragon Tavern to plot daring acts of defiance. They railed against taxation without representation. And rather than serve as second-class subjects of a distant monarch, they famously believed that all men are created equal and endowed with the unalienable rights of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Those seminal years leading to America's violent separation from the British Empire are...

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