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Stamp Act

Patrick Henry adhered to a cluster of five tactical ideas that drove him and his neighbors first to resist, and then to declare themselves independent of Great Britain.

For ten tumultuous years Sam Adams burned with a single desire: American independence from Great Britain.

Long before Lexington, James Otis’ fight for civil liberties gave heart to the rebel cause. But why did he behave so strangely as the Revolution neared? Which side was he on?