Committees of Correspondence: A Powerful Model for Today’s Patriot – American History for the Modern Patriot

27 AHMP: Committees of Correspondence: A Powerful Model for Today's Patriot As you know, I believe that we must learn from the past and allow the people, documents, and events surrounding America's Founding to guide us in our mission to restore our constitutional republic. This podcast is about a powerful vehicle that the Founders used to coordinate and effectuate change prior to the revolution. That vehicle was known as a committee of correspondence. So what is a committee of correspondence? How did the colonists use these committees to interact with other colonists and the British authorities? Just how might the British Parliament’s actions in 1774 resemble those of the United States Government in recent years? I hope that my answers to the final question will be a good example of how the response of the colonists can give us a plan of action for the future. But before we get to that let’s learn a bit about committees of correspondence together, shall we? Initially, committees of correspondence were groups of colonists who came together to address or resolve a specific issue. They were primarily organized, and members were selected, as a result of town meetings. For example, a committee was organized in the colony of Massachusetts Bay to urge other colonies to send representatives to the Stamp Act Congress. After the issue was resolved the committee quickly disbanded. Remember...

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