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james otis partiot

Founding Father & Rebel

Patriot James Otis


“I have been young and now I am old, and I solemnly say I have never known a man whose love of country was more ardent or sincere, never one who suffered so much, never one whose service for any 10 years of his life were so important and essential to the cause of his country as those of Mr. Otis from 1760 to 1770.” – John Adams

These are very strong words from a man who worked ceaselessly towards the birth and stabilization
of the republic called the United States of America.

Who was James Otis?

Why did John Adams hold him in such high regard?


Many credit Otis with a statement about taxes. What is it?


How did his service to his country end?


Mr. Otis died May 23rd, 1783. The Constitution was written during the summer of 1787.
Part of the Constitution is attributed to him. Which part?


"A man's house is his castle; and whilst he is quiet, he is as well guarded as a prince in his castle." James Otis

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posted 9/2006 In honor of James Otis - released to public domain by Cynthia J. O'Hora

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