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  • Sons of Liberty

    The Sons of Liberty was a secret organization of landowners in the 13 American colonies. The society was formed to protect the rights of colonists and to fight taxation by the British government. Their motto was "No taxation without representation." Although others were used, in 1767 the Sons of Liberty adopted a flag called the rebellious stripes flag with 5 red and 4 white vertical stripes. ...

  • Boston Tea Party

    No taxation without representation! The Boston Tea Party , an iconic event along the road toward the American Revolution, was a political protest by the Sons of Liberty in Boston, Massachusetts against the tax policy of the British government and the East India Company which controlled all the tea imported to the colonies. Officals in Boston refused to return three shiploads of taxed tea to B...