Boston Revolutionary

Signer of the Declaration of Independence, diplomat, second President; 1735—1826.
 
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Political philosopher, Boston revolutionary leader, signer of the Declaration of Independence, Massachusetts governor; 1722—1803.
 
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Boston merchant, signer of the Declaration of Independence, Massachusetts governor; 1737—93.
 
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Lawyer, politician, Boston revolutionary; 1725—83.
 
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Artisan, Boston revolutionary, militia soldier, foundryman; 1735—1818.
 
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Boston doctor, revolutionary, militia general; died at the Battle of Bunker Hill; 1741—75.
 
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Playwright, historian, sister of James Otis, Jr
, wife of James Warren; 1728—1814.
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In 1775 the British government was not the limited monarchy we know today. The King was in charge of the executive branch of the government and his duties and powers corresponded, roughly, to those the President now handles in the United States. ... Political parties as we understand them today had yet to be born. England was split into four or five factions, some revolving around a noble Lord such as Marquis of Rockingham, some around a class (the country squires) and roughly on-third of Parliament around the King who, through his executive power, had innumerable jobs, from cabinet post to lucrative sinecures, to dispense among those who supported him.

Thomas Fleming
Now We Are Enemies: The Story of Bunker Hill (1960; reissued 2010)