Samuel Adams

About Samuel Adams:

Samuel Adams was born September 27, 1722 in Boston, Massachusetts. Then died October 2nd of 1803 in Cambridge, Massachusetts. He was the founding father of the United States. An interesting fact about Samuel Adams is that his second cousin is John Adams. Adams, failed as a brewer and a newspaper publisher before becoming one of the independence movements that's most celebrated by leaders and statesman. Samuel Adams was a strong opponent of the British taxation. And he also signed the Declaration of Independence.


In 1760 to the 1770's Samuel Adams wrote polemical article in the Boston newspaper and recruited talented younger men such as Josiah Quincy, Joseph Warren and his second cousin John Adams. He also embodied an austere Puritan republicanism that was seen as exemplary in 1775, but became an archaic by the 1970's. He played a key role from 1765 until the end of the war of independence in Patriot opposition to destroy constitutional liberty to what he believes was British plot. He rose to prominence in Massachusetts assembly during opposition of the Stamp Act in 1765. Adams represented Massachusetts in continental congress from 1774 to 1781. He was elected to Massachusetts convention on ratification of constitution in 1787. He then served as John Hancock's lieutenant from 1789 to 1793. Then took over Governor before retiring in 1797. He also served as a delegate to Continental Congress until 1781, and signed the Declaration of Independence. He then became Democratic/Republican when formal American politics were created in the late 1790's. Then died October 2nd of 1803


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