The Pros And Cons Of The Sons Of Liberty

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What is the difference between freedom fighters and terrorists? Essentially they are both fighting for a cause. The Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines terrorism as the systematic use of terror, especially as a means of coercion and a freedom fighter is a person who takes part in a resistance movement against an oppressive political or social establishment. Which expression best describes the Sons of Liberty? Do they fit in both categories? If you look them up anywhere in a history book, magazine, article, or even the Internet they are usually labeled as heroes or Patriots. Here is a group of middle and lower class shopkeepers, artisans, workers and tradesman who stood together and prepared to stand for a cause. The Sons of Liberty were a secretive group of men in the thirteen colonies who led a resistance against the British government before the American Revolution. Their main intention was to protect the rights of colonists and to fight taxation by the British government. No one knows exactly when the group was formed or when they were first seen. There is no factual information about where the group started since they left no paper trail, some…show more content…
The Sons of Liberty were continuous active until the end of the American Revolution and officially ended in 1783 were the group disbanded. So the Sons of Liberty comes down to the old saying “one men’s terrorist is another man’s patriot”. These brave men gave American colonist a voice and the courage to stand up for what they believe is fair and the fight for independency. Are they terrorists? I bet the British think they do. They didn’t want whatever Parliament was passing; let it be a rule or a new tax. They revolted against anything they didn’t like or hear. Are they Patriots? It’s safe to say Americans think they

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