The American Revolution

  1. Identify and discuss the role of sailors, slaves and “the crowd” in helping to light the fuse that sparked the American Revolution
  2. The dynamic between the Sons of Neptune and the Sons of Liberty is reflective of larger truths about the American Revolution and it’s liberal and radical impulses. with this in mind, respond to the following questions regarding the Sons of Neptune and the Sons of Liberty

a. Who did the sons of Neptune generally represent and inspire and how did such people conceive of liberty?

b. Who did the sons of Liberty represent and inspire and how did such people conceive of Liberty?

c. How did the sons of Neptune and underclass “crowd” impact, or inspire the sons of Liberty?

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