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Early Americans, both pro-slavery and anti-slavery, explored the potential justifications for slavery in the United States.
In 1764, James Otis of Massachusetts asked “Can any logical inference in favor of slavery be drawn from a flat nose, a long or short face?” after pondering why only blacks had been enslaved. 522 more words
Background of the American Revolution
Some years prior to the Revolution, James Otis resigns his office under the crown to oppose the issue of writs of assistance which would authorize customs officers to enter any man’s house on suspicion of the concealment of smuggled goods. 2,350 more words
Whether left, right, middle, above, below–every single American should support Senator Rand Paul’s filibuster tonight. Republican, democratic. . . it just doesn’t matter. The U.S. government exists to protect us, not to spy on us. 256 more words
You’ve heard their names in history class but do you really know who they are and why they are important to the roots of Revolution in Boston? 785 more words