Samuel Adams

Independence most celebrated leader and statesmen.

Birth Date:

Samuel Adams was born on September 27, 1722.

Birth Place:

Boston, Massachusetts.

Famous Speeches

One of Samuel Adams great speeches is called "American Independence" he gave it from the State House of Philadelphia, the meeting place of the Continental Congress. In his speech, Samuel declares that if americans vote for The Declaration of Independence they would have restored "the Sovereign to Whom alone all men ought to be obedient" to the "throne" of America. His speech was finally signed by the Continental Congress and the vote for independence was on July 2nd.

Basic Ideas

  • Samuel Adams believed that any political society like Massachusetts, or any other should be free to govern itself.

  • People should not pay taxes from a country that does not have any power on them.

  • All American citizens should have rights.


When the British government passed the Stamp Act of 1765 Adams disagreed with the king who would tax the colonies without offering them representation in the government. He began to organize protests against the king and the taxes. He formed a group of patriots called the Sons of Liberty.


Samuel Adams was a great defensor of human rights and he was against any type of slavery, he was a great example to other people including presidents of what was right and what was wrong.

Did you know?

  • Adams was strongly against slavery. He was given a slave named Surry as a wedding gift. He set her free right away, but Surry continued to work for the Adams as a free woman.