Samuel Adams and Mercy Otis Warren

By: Matthew Molina & Braden Lowe

Samuel Adams (Personal Background)

Adams was born in 1722 and died on 1803 at the age of 80. He was the cousin of 2nd president John Adams. Samuel Adams was one of the main organizers of the Boston Tea Party, a peaceful protest for the Tea Act which monopolized a certain tea brand and increased its price. Adams graduated from Harvard College in 1740 and received his Major in 1743.

Historical Significance

Samuel Adams organized the Boston Tea Party with his fellow Sons of Liberty because of the unfair Tea Act that only allowed them to buy tea from the East Tea company with more taxes. Adams and the Sons of Liberty dressed as indians to confuse the British but ultimately they figured it out. Adams and Co. destroyed a lot of tea by dumping it into the the Atlantic Ocean. Adams was also part of the first and second Continental Congress of the 13 Colonies during war time.

Samuel Adams Citations

"Adams Samuel." The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia. New York Columbia University press, 2016. Research in context. Web. 19 Apr. 2016.


"Adams Samuel." The World Encyclopedia Vol 1. Chicago, IL: World Book, 2016. 44. Print.


Egor Shabanov. "Stock Photography: Search Royalty Free Images & Photos - IStock." Stock Photography: Search Royalty Free Images & Photos - IStock. N.p., 23 Aug. 2015. Web. 04 May 2016.


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"Samuel Adams" BrainyQuote.com. Xplore Inc, 2016. 27 Apr. 2016


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Mercy Otis Warren

Early Life

Warren was born on September 24, 1728 in Barnstable, Massachusetts, U.S.. She had no formal education, so she was tutored by her elder brother, James Otis. He was the most famous politician from their area. Warren was very full of opinions, for instance she opposed the ratification of the U.S. constitution.

Historical Significance

Warren had extensive Knowledge of political affairs and was a close friend of many leaders of the revolution , including her brother, James Otis, and her husband, James Warren. This probably helped her write the books she is famous for, History of the Rise, Progress, and Termination of the American Revolutions. Doing this helped her get into the National Women's Hall of Fame.
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"It May be a mistake, that man, in a state of nature, is more disposed to cruelty that cruelty than courtesy."- Mercy Otis Warren

Mercy Otis Warren Citation

Coale, Samuel Chase,"Warren, Mercy Otis." The World Book Encyclopedia. Encyclopedia. 2006 ed. 2006. Print.


"Mercy Otis Warren." BrainyQuote.com. Xplore Inc, 2016. 28 April 2016.


"Mercy Otis Warren." Encyclopedia of World Biography. Detroit: Gale 1998. Student Resources in context.web. 21 Apr.2016.


Shuffelton, Frank. "Mercy Otis Warren." American Colonial Writers", 1735-1781. Emory Elliott. Detroit; Gale, 1984. Dictionary of Literature Resource Center. web. 19 Apr 2016.