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Otis: Against the “Writs of Assistance”

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

Background Of The American Revolution

The Revolution Began with A Fight Against Illegal Searches and Seizures

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

Important players in the American Revolution in Boston

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

American Revolution

February 5 in history

1649 The claimant King Charles II of England and Scotland was declared King of Scotland.

1725 James Otis, American lawyer and patriot, was born (d. 487 more words


RESTORE THE FOUNDATION FRIDAYS - John Hancock - (1737-1793)

John Hancock was born near the village of Quincy (once called Braintree), Massachusetts, January 23rd, 1737. He was born to the Reverend John Hancock who was a preacher, like his father before him. 1,115 more words

World Events

How the American Revolution Began

What is today known as the United States of America was first settled by several British emigrants who wanted to live a freer life. They established several colonies on the Eastern coast of future American land, beginning with Jamestown (1607). 965 more words

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