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Famous Sons of Liberty Members

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List of Famous Sons of Liberty Members ranked by fame and popularity. The Sons of Liberty was a group of American patriots who famously rebelled against the British government. They are best known for protesting the Tea Act by staging the Boston Tea Party rally in 1773. Though most closely associated with the American Revolutionary War, the Sons of Liberty name has been claimed by several groups in recent history.

Who are some of the most famous members of the Sons of Liberty? Several of America's founding fathers top our list. John Hancock opposed the unfair acts of the British for quite some time. In 1765 his boat was thought to be smuggling goods so the British took it and eventually burned it causing a riot. Samuel Adams took a leadership role in the Sons of Liberty, helping congress to draft the Declaration of Independence.

Paul Revere is another famous American patriot and member of the Sons of Liberty. He helped to organize an intelligence and notification system to keep up to date on the plans of the British military. He famously went on his midnight ride in 1775 to notify fellow patriots that the King's troupes were coming to disarm the rebels.

What do you think of the Sons of Liberty and the effect that they had on American history? Share your thoughts in the comments section.
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    Samuel Adams (September 27 [O.S. September 16] 1722 – October 2, 1803) was an American statesman, political philosopher, and one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. He was a politician in colonial Massachusetts, a leader of the movement that became the American Revolution, and one of the architects of the principles of American republicanism that shaped the political culture of the United States. He was a second cousin to his fellow Founding Father, President John Adams. Adams was born in Boston, brought up in a religious and politically active family. A graduate of Harvard College, he was an unsuccessful businessman and tax collector before concentrating on politics. He was an...  more
    • Age: Dec. at 81 (1722-1803)
    • Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America
    • Gender: Male

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    • Gender: Male
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    James Otis Jr. (February 5, 1725 – May 23, 1783) was a lawyer, political activist, pamphleteer, and legislator in Boston, a member of the Massachusetts provincial assembly, and an early advocate of the Patriot views against British policy which led to the American Revolution. His well-known catchphrase "Taxation without Representation is tyranny" became the basic Patriot position....  more
    • Age: Dec. at 58 (1725-1783)
    • Birthplace: Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States of America
    • Gender: Male
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    Thomas Young FRS (13 June 1773 – 10 May 1829) was a British polymath and physician. Young made notable scientific contributions to the fields of vision, light, solid mechanics, energy, physiology, language, musical harmony, and Egyptology. He "made a number of original and insightful innovations" in the decipherment of Egyptian hieroglyphs (specifically the Rosetta Stone) before Jean-François Champollion eventually expanded on his work. He was mentioned by, among others, William Herschel, Hermann von Helmholtz, James Clerk Maxwell, and Albert Einstein. Young has been described as "The Last Man Who Knew Everything".Young is credited with establishing the wave theory of light, influenced in...  more
    • Age: Dec. at 56 (1773-1829)
    • Birthplace: Milverton, United Kingdom
    • Gender: Male