“The poorest man may in his cottage bid defiance to all the forces of the crown. It may be frail – its roof may shake – the wind may blow through it – the storm may enter – the rain may enter – but the King of England cannot enter.” 943 more words
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"Taxation without representation is tyranny" - James Otis | Is it time to pull support from all government?
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