The Sons of Liberty is a determined protests group insistent on freedom and revolution. The Stamp Acts being their inspiration, and this group has been growing and growing due to shared views and ideas. The group consists of working people instead of leaders, which means virtually anyone can join! Though this group doesn’t have the likes of Samuel and John Adams, it has still made a huge impact on American society.
The first major action of the Sons of Liberty occurred on August 14, 1765. In a violent response to the Stamp Acts, Sons of Liberty members hung an effigy of the Distributor of Stamps in Massachusetts, Andrew Oliver. A crowd gathered around the set-up caused the sheriffs to protest taking down the display in fear of the loss of their lives. Later on, the mob set fire to Oliver’s property and stoned his house. This violent action was also un-addressed by the sheriff or militia for many of them were too afraid to take action against them.
After this, the Sons of Liberty could be found in every colony, each sharing a goal of forcing stamp distributors to design. Though many of their actions, they printed many an article in accordance to their cause, for many of the Sons were printers/publishers. Their acts have helped lead us to revolution by bringing in the people themselves to take action. Also, their actions have had an effect on the British by making them realize how powerful we can be.