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What Was the Most Influential Act of Protest in History?

A big question
Source: Graham Roumieu

Gordon S. Wood, Pulitzer Prize–winning historian and author

The protests against the Stamp Act in 1765, which inevitably led to the creation of the United States a decade later.


Harry Leslie Smith, World War II veteran, activist, and author, Harry’s Last Stand

Like in our own era, corruption and nepotism were reportedly hammered to the door of Wittenberg Castle Church, which instigated the Reformation, our modern democratic world might never have germinated.

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