Sam Adams was trouble. He’d been trouble for a long time, and the Royal Governors were sick of him. American Agents in London could hardly believe the audacious political positions he took. Parliament was flabbergasted when his fellow citizens supported him.
Well, some of them. In fact, by the time the first guns of American Revolution were heard, only a third of the population wanted to separate from England. But they believed in separation strongly, and their leaders willingly put their names on the Declaration of Independence, knowing that, if the rebels did not win, they were signing their own death warrants.
And there were yet other Americans who had plans not even Sam Adams knew about—plans that would make the wealth of the colonies theirs without a shot being fired. They were poised and ready long before the rebels were united, and with assistance from a bemused British nobility, stood ready and able to take over Colonial government for their own gain.
Who of these were the traitors?