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The Colonists Protest
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     edHelper's suggested reading level:   high interest, readability grades 4 to 5
     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   4.07

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     challenging words:    violent, refused, material, protest, sunup, wool, goods, saved, poor, angry, boycott, threaten, group, sell, sheep, burn
     content words:    Stamp Act, Paul Revere, Samuel Adams, John Adams, John Hancock, Patrick Henry, In New Jersey, Boston Tea Party, Native Americans


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The Colonists Protest
By Cathy Pearl
  

1     The colonists were angry over the new taxes. They formed groups of people to protest the new taxes. There were two groups. The men called themselves the Sons of Liberty. Women were called the Daughters of Liberty.
 
2     The Sons of Liberty in Boston were very active. They were very angry over the Stamp Act. The Sons of Liberty visited many of the people who were supposed to sell the stamps. They said that they would burn their houses down if they sold the stamps.
 
3     There were many famous men who were members of this group. Paul Revere, Samuel Adams, John Adams, John Hancock,Patrick Henry, and many others were members of the Sons of Liberty.
 
4     The Sons of Liberty also did fake hangings. They would make straw figures. The figures looked like British officials. They would pretend to hang the figures. This showed what would happen if the British officials tried to collect the taxes.

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