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Welcome to the website of the Massachusetts Society of the Sons of the American Revolution. The society is an educational, non-profit that seeks to maintain and extend the institutions of American freedom, and a respect for our national symbols and American citizenship. We do this by perpetuating the stories of courage, sacrifice, and triumph of those who achieved our independence to inspire succeeding generations.

Breaking news of the Revolutionary War

Breaking news of the Revolutionary War What does history look like while you're living it? By Todd Andrlik and J. L. BellCorrespondents Boston Globe December 16, 2012 A 1903 reproduction of a 1789 engraving of the Boston Tea Party. Library…

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Simcoe’s Raritan River Raid

Simcoe’s Raritan River Raid By George W. Wright SAR Magazine Winter 2018, Vol. 112, No. 3, p. 22ff. An ill-fated British raid along New Jersey’s Raritan River ended in the capture of one of King George’s most renowned officers. John…

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250th Series: The Declaratory Act

By Dr. David E. Schrader SAR Magazine Summer 2017 Vol. 112. No. 1 On March 18, 1766 the hated Stamp Act was repealed. Also on March 18, 1766 the Declaratory Act (the American Colonies Act 1766) was enacted. The longtitle…

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250th Series: The Bill of Rights

By Charles R. Lampman SAR Magazine Summer 2017 Vol. 112 No. 1 Background The First Continental Congress (September–October 1774) was a meeting of representatives from the Colonies to discuss how they were going to handle the Cohesive Acts. At adjournment,…

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