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1754-1783: Law and Justice

1754-1783: Chapter Seven: Law and Justice

by ELI C. BORTMAN

CONTENTS

CHRONOLOGY 198

OVERVIEW 202

TOPICS IN THE NEWS

The Boston Massacre Trials 203

Dedicated Professional. 204

How People Became Lawyers 205

The Parsons Cause 206

Slavery 207

Tax and Tariff Laws as Causes of the Revolution 209

Common Sense 210

A Pennsylvania Farmer Speaks 211

Tax Law Enforcement 212

Thomas Jefferson and the Revision of the Virginia Laws 214

Writs of Assistance 215

HEADLINE MAKERS

John Adams 217

William Cushing 218

John Dickinson 218

Jeremiah Gridley 220

Patrick Henry 221

Thomas Jefferson 222

Peter Oliver 223

James Otis Jr. 224

PUBLICATIONS 225

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