Thursday, January 11, 2007

Question > US History

Who wrote: "In monarchy the crime of treason may admit of being pardoned or lightly punished, but the man who dares rebel against the laws of republic ought to suffer death."?

UPDATE: Answer: Samuel Adams
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These words were written around the time of Shay's Rebellion, when farmers and other working class rebelled against oppressive debt system and taxes. The rebellion, and the struggles the weak federal government had opposing it, helped prompt the dissolution of the Articles of Confederation and the creation of our existing Constitution.

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