1706–1754 - Colonial America

Otis, Jr., James - Biography

James Otis, Jr. was a successful lawyer from Boston, Massachusetts. He played a key role in helping shape the ideology of the American Revolution with his opposition to Writs of Assistance, the Sugar Act, taxation without representation, and the Stamp Act. He also saw all people as equal, with the same rights, regardless of skin color. He should be considered a Founding Father for his early arguments for rights and liberty, but his career was cut short by mental issues.