Clark, Abraham (1726–1794), a United States patriot and signer of the Declaration of Independence. Clark was born in Elizabethtown (now Elizabeth), New Jersey, and practiced law although he apparently was never admitted to the bar. He served on the New Jersey Committee of Public Safety, in the New Jersey legislature, and in the Continental Congress, and helped raise supplies for Washington throughout the Revolution. Clark opposed the Constitution until the adoption of the Bill of Rights in 1791. He served in the U.S. House of Representatives, 1791–94.
Henry, Patrick (1736-1799), a United States orator and statesman. He was one of the first American patriots to speak out against taxation by Britain.
In the dark of night on Dec. 16, 1773, residents of Boston poured more than 90,000 pounds of tea into the harbor. But they weren't trying to set a world record for the most cups of tea made at one time. They were protesting the British government.