Lesson 3  Sons of Liberty

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A club was formed called the Sons of Liberty. Their motto was Join or Die. The members broke into the homes of the tax collectors and beat them. They then burned the hated tax stamps. The British sent 40,000 soldiers to help the tax collectors. The American colonists were told that they would have to let the soldiers live in their homes. This made the colonists very angry.

Americans did all that they could to rebel against the British. Traders smuggled goods in and out of the American ports to keep from paying the British taxes. The Americans teased the British troops by throwing rocks or snowballs at them. Many settlers moved across the Appalachian Mountains even though the law said they could not.

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