Why did American like John Adams conclude that they must declare independence against England? As you explain this, make sure to discuss the legislation that sought to increase taxation and increase revenue, the activities of Adams, the Boston “massacre,” the Intolerable Acts, and the rhetoric of Thomas Paine. Why did Jonathan Sewall make a different choice? Use the lectures, the Give Me Liberty! textbook, and the essay on Adams and Sewall to write a complete answer.