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Yes, John Hancock was a smuggler. During the period that preceded the American Revolution, various taxes had been imposed on goods entering the colonies. Hancock was one of many New England merchants who avoided paying the taxes by smuggling the goods in. As he was the richest man in New England, and owner of a shipbuilding concern, he quickly became the busiest smuggler in the area. The revenue from his smuggling operations then was funneled into revolutionary causes. Think of Hancock as the Joe Kennedy of the Revolutionary Era.

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John Hancock, during and before becoming a delegate was a well-to-do smuggler.

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He was a smugglerHe wrote his signature the largest so that the king could see it without his glassesHe was educated at Harvard in London for businessHe was born 1737 and died in 1793He was married to Dorothy Hancock and had two kids Lydia Henchman Hancock and John George Washington Hancock.His parents died when he was seven and was adopted by his rich uncle.

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Was John Hancock single?

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What does i need your John Hancock mean?

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